The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles to the practice squad.
Quarles, 6-4, 312 pounds, most recently spent time on the New England Patriots practice squad before being released on December 15. He also spent time on the Cleveland Browns practice squad this season. Quarles re-joins Indianapolis after spending the entire 2015 offseason and training camp with the team. He was waived during final cuts on September 5 before joining the Browns. Quarles was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 25, 2014. He was first signed to the Colts active roster from the New England Patriots practice squad on September 16, 2014 and was waived on November 24, 2014. He played in two games in 2014 and recorded one tackle, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Quarles originally signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He spent the entire offseason and training camp with the team before being waived on August 30, 2014 and being claimed by the Patriots off waivers the next day.
Collegiately, Quarles played in 35 games (28 starts) in three seasons at South Carolina and posted career totals of 105 tackles, 13.0 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss and eight quarterback pressures. In 2013, he was named a First Team All-America selection by Sporting News and was a Second Team All-America choice by The Associated Press after leading the Gamecocks with 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.
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