The Indianapolis Colts today elevated cornerback Frankie Williams to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and released tight end Chase Coffman. The team also signed cornerback Tevin Mitchel to the practice squad.
Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 18, 2016. He was elevated to Indianapolis’ 53-man roster from the practice squad on October 13 and saw action in Week 6 at Houston. Williams was waived by the team on October 17. He spent Weeks 1-5 on the Colts practice squad. Williams participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 5. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2016. Collegiately, Williams played in 48 games (38 starts) at Purdue and totaled 227 tackles (163 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 36 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one blocked kick.
Coffman, 6-6, 250 pounds, was signed by Indianapolis as a free agent on October 18, 2016. He saw action in Week 7 at Tennessee and Week 8 vs. Kansas City. Coffman has played in 39 career NFL games (three starts) and caught 18 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns. He participated in the Colts 2016 training camp before being released on September 4.
Mitchel, 6-0, 190 pounds, participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on September 3, 2016. He was waived from the Injured Reserve list on September 8 after reaching an injury settlement with the team. Mitchel was originally claimed by Indianapolis off waivers from the Washington Redskins on August 6, 2015. He spent the entire 2015 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. Mitchel was selected by the Redskins in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Arkansas. Collegiately, he played in 42 games (29 starts) for the Razorbacks and finished with 157 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 18 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).
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