The Indianapolis Colts today signed the following 10 players to the practice squad: OLB-Daniel Adongo, G-David Arkin, WR-Quan Bray, WR-Duron Carter, T-Ulrick John, S-Dewey McDonald, ILB-Josh McNary, CB-Eric Patterson, DT-Jeris Pendleton and TE-Erik Swoope.
Adongo, 6-5, 252 pounds, spent the 2014 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. In 2013, he spent the first 12 games of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in two games. Prior to joining the Colts, he most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. He also played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks.
Arkin, 6-5, 310 pounds, has played in one regular season game and three postseason contests with the Colts and Miami Dolphins. In 2014, Arkin spent the majority of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and competing in all three of Indianapolis’ postseason games on special teams and in tackle-eligible situations. He was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent time on the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks practice squads.
Bray, 5-10, 182 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He finished his career at Auburn with 90 receptions for 849 yards and seven touchdowns. Bray ranks third in school history in punt return average (10.09) among players with at least 50 returns and eighth in punt return yardage (565). As a senior in 2014, he finished second in the nation in punt returns (18.1) and was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a return specialist, voted by the league’s coaches.
Carter, 6-5, 211 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 4, 2015. In two seasons with the Montreal Alouttes (2013-14) of the Canadian Football League (CFL), Carter totaled 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named a CFL All-Star in 2014 after leading the team with career highs of 75 receptions for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns. Carter played in 11 games as a rookie in 2013 and caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns.
John, 6-5, 311 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. John competed in 36 games (25 starts) at Georgia State. He started 21 games over his final two seasons as the Panthers top lineman and was named All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention as a senior in 2013.
McDonald, 6-0, 220 pounds, saw action in 12 games as a rookie in 2014 and finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles. McDonald also saw action in all three postseason contests for the Colts and registered three special teams tackles.
McNary, 6-0, 251 pounds, spent each of the last two seasons with the Colts after originally signing with the team as a free agent on April 11, 2013. He has played in 20 games (four starts) and registered 54 tackles (33 solo), 0.5 sacks and 13 special teams tackles in his two seasons with Indianapolis. McNary has seen action in four postseason contests and tallied six tackles (three solo) and seven special teams tackles.
Patterson, 5-10, 193 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 9, 2015. He played in 41 games (28 starts) at Ball State and finished with 189 tackles (135 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 27 passes defensed, six interceptions and three forced fumbles. As a senior in 2014, he was named All-Mid-American Conference third-team on defense and All-MAC first-team as a kick returner.
Pendleton, 6-2, 323 pounds, spent the last two seasons with the Colts. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. In 2013, Pendleton spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster. He made four tackles (two solo) in one regular season game appearance and saw action in both postseason contests, finishing with four tackles and one special teams stop. Pendleton was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft and played in four games as a rookie for the Jaguars.
Swoope, 6-5, 243 pounds, originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He spent the 2014 season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Swoope was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team. He started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.
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The Indianapolis Colts today claimed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill and guard Robert Myers off waivers.
The team also waived inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and waived-injured running back Daniel Herron. If Herron clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.
McGill, 6-0, 299 pounds, originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2015. He spent the entire training camp with the Seahawks before being waived on September 5. McGill started 19-of-49 games he played in at North Carolina State and registered 131 tackles (78 solo), 24.5 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. In 2014, he played in 11 games (six starts) and recorded 37 tackles (22 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. As a junior in 2013, McGill saw action in all 12 games (two starts) and finished with 25 tackles (14 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He started 10-of-13 games as a sophomore and tallied career highs with 50 tackles (27 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. McGill played in all 13 games (one start) in 2011 and was the only true freshman to start a game for the Wolfpack.
Myers, 6-5, 335 pounds, was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (176th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and was waived by the team on September 5. He appeared in 46 games (35 starts) at Tennessee State, starting his final 29 consecutive games for the Tigers. In 2014, he was named Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference and played in the 2015 Senior Bowl after being the only offensive player on the team to start all 12 games. Myers anchored an offensive line that allowed just 1.17 sacks per game, ranking 18th in the Football Championship Subdivision. He started all 14 games for the first time in his career in 2013 and garnered Second Team All-OVC honors. Myers saw action in 10 games (eight starts) as a redshirt sophomore. In 2011, he played in 10 games and recorded his first career start against Murray State, helping pave the way for the Tigers to rush for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Myers redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
Herrera, 6-1, 249 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He started 43-of-54 games at Georgia and totaled 334 tackles (147 solo), 21.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.
Herron, 5-10, 213 pounds, was signed by the Colts off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He has played in 25 career NFL games (three starts) and carried the ball 87 times for 389 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and has 22 receptions for 230 yards. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) for the Colts and registered 78 carries for 351 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and made 21 receptions for 173 yards. He also started all three postseason contests for Indianapolis and rushed 45 times for 170 yards (3.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Herron also added 20 receptions for 128 yards in postseason play.
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