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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on October 4, 2016 – 4:35 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated outside linebacker Trevor Bates to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. 

Bates, 6-2, 247 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Bates was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He appeared in 46 games at Maine and finished with 207 tackles (106 solo), 19.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Bates garnered various honors over his collegiate career including the team’s most valuable player, CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week, Second Team All-CAA, Third Team All-CAA, All-CAA Academic Honors and CAA Defensive Player of the Week. In 2015, he played in 11 games for the Black Bears and totaled 57 tackles (31 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery (returned for a touchdown).

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:56 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released cornerback Antonio Cromartie and waived inside linebacker Sio Moore. 

Cromartie, 6-2, 210 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on August 22, 2016. He started the first four games of the season and compiled 14 solo tackles and two passes defensed. Cromartie has seen action in 162 career NFL games (137 starts) and totaled 398 tackles (360 solo), 117 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 31 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns) in his time with Indianapolis (2016), the New York Jets (2010-13, 15), the Arizona Cardinals (2014) and the San Diego Chargers (2006-09).

 

Moore, 6-1, 245 pounds, was acquired by Indianapolis via trade with the Oakland Raiders on September 4, 2015. He started four games this season and tallied 31 tackles (23 solo). Moore has played in 42 career NFL games (26 starts) and registered 180 tackles (133 solo), 7.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles with the Colts (2015-16) and Raiders (2013-14).

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:00 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed safety Lee Hightower to the practice squad. 

Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, has had two previous stints on the Colts practice squad this season. 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.

 


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