The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard Adam Redmond to the practice squad and released safety Lee Hightower. The team also placed outside linebacker Trent Cole on the Injured Reserve list.
Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, spent time on the Colts practice squad earlier this season before being released on September 13. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Redmond originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, he played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015. Redmond was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and was selected to the All-Ivy League first-team that season. He helped the Crimson achieve a 9-1 record in 2015, competing in all 10 games. Redmond blocked for an offense that averaged 474.2 yards per game and 36.4 points per contest as Harvard earned a co-Ivy League Championship.
Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, has had two stints on the Colts practice squad this season and most recently signed with the team on September 14. He spent time with Indianapolis during the 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Collegiately, Hightower played in 20 games (seven starts) in two seasons (2014-15) at the University of Houston and finished with 65 tackles (40 solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. Prior to transferring to Houston, he started 11-of-15 games at Boise State from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed.
Cole, 6-3, 270 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2015. He has played in 171 career NFL games (150 starts) and totaled 844 tackles (522 solo), 88.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, 21 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and seven special teams stops in his time with Indianapolis (2015-16) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2005-2014). Cole has also seen action in eight postseason contests (eight starts) and tallied 47 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
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