Indianapolis Colts Football

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 12, 2016 – 1:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Jeremy Vujnovich and waived linebacker Anthony Sarao.Vujnovich, 6-5, 300 pounds, spent the last two seasons on the Green Bay Packers practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the team on January 18, 2016 and was waived on May 9. Vujnovich originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on January 7, 2014.

Collegiately, Vujnovich started 28-of-29 career games at Louisiana College from 2009-2012. As a senior in 2012, he earned First Team American Southwest Conference honors, Second Team All-Louisiana recognition by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Second Team All-South Region accolades by D3football.com after starting 10 games at left tackle. In 2011, Vujnovich started nine games at left tackle and earned First Team ASC honors. As a sophomore in 2010, he earned All-ASC honorable mention honors after starting nine games at left tackle. Vujnovich saw action in one game as a true freshman in 2009.

Sarao, 6-0, 235 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 and participated in Indianapolis’ three-day rookie minicamp. Collegiately, he played in 54 games (34 starts) for Southern California and compiled 217 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, five passes defensed and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 10, 2016 – 4:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed quarterback Josh Woodrum off waivers from the New York Giants and waived-injured tight end Mike McFarland. If McFarland clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.Woodrum, 6-3, 231 pounds, was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016 and waived three days later. He started 44-of-46 games at Liberty and was the first four-year starter in program history in nearly two decades. Woodrum finished his career as Liberty’s all-time career leader in passing yards (10,266) and total offensive yards (10,690). He is second in school history in touchdowns passes (59) and career completion percentage (63.9). Woodrum is third in Flames history in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (16) and passing efficiency (140.9). The three-time team captain (2013-15) recorded nine 300-plus yard passing games. Additionally, he totaled 228 carries for 424 yards during his career.

In 2015, Woodrum was a Big South All-Conference second-team honoree for the third consecutive season and invited to play in the 2016 NFLPA Game after starting all 11 games and completing 242-of-390 passes for 2,772 yards with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions for a 129.9 pass efficiency rating. As a redshirt junior in 2014, he started 12 games and was a Big South All-Conference second-team honoree and earned VaSID all-state second-team accolades as he completed 210-of-339 passes for 2,947 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a 147.6 pass efficiency rating. In 2013, Woodrum earned Big South All-Conference second-team honors and was named to the College Sporting News National All-Stars list after starting all 12 games and completing 198-of-308 passes for 2,581 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a 150.5 pass efficiency rating. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he was named the Big South Freshman of the Year and VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year as he played in all 11 games (nine starts) and completed 183-of-267 passes for 1,966 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 137.2 pass efficiency rating. Woodrum set the program freshman record with 1,963 total yards and ranked second in passing yards for a Flames freshman.

McFarland, 6-6, 262 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 30, 2016. Last season, he spent his entire rookie season on the Houston Texans Injured Reserve list.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 7, 2016 – 4:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent cornerback Frankie Williams and waived tackle Davante Harris.Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, worked out with the Colts on a tryout basis during Indianapolis’ rookie minicamp. He 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. Williams also contributed on special teams with 32 punt returns for 334 yards and 22 kickoff returns for 505 yards.

In 2015, he started 11-of-12 games and recorded 47 tackles (30 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 0.5 sack, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions. As a redshirt junior in 2014, Williams earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors after starting all 11 games he appeared in and collecting 74 tackles (51 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). In 2013, he started 11-of-12 games and recorded 61 tackles (46 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, two interceptions and one blocked kick. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Williams played in all 13 games (five starts) and had 45 tackles (36 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He redshirted and did not play in 2011.

Harris, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 and participated in the Colts rookie minicamp. He appeared in 42 games (27 starts) in five seasons at Appalachian State.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN FOURTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK LB-ANTONIO MORRISON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 6, 2016 – 12:53 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed fourth-round draft pick, linebacker Antonio Morrison.Morrison, 6-1, 232 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. A four-year starter, he totaled 294 tackles (126 solo), 21.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception at Florida.

In 2015, Morrison was a Butkus Award Semifinalist and a unanimous First Team All-SEC selection as a senior after starting all 14 games and leading the team in tackles for the second straight year with 103 (42 solo). He added 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble en route to becoming the first Florida player to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 1992-93. In 2014, Morrison earned Second Team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches, The Associated Press and Phil Steele after leading the Gators with 101 tackles (30 solo), 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one interception. He was also a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and was named to the 2012 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team while in Gainesville.

The Colts have now signed six of their eight draft picks from the 2016 NFL Draft.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FOUR MEMBERS OF THE 2016 DRAFT CLASS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 5, 2016 – 8:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, tackle Joe Haeg, linebacker Trevor Bates and center Austin Blythe.Ridgeway, 6-3, 314 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He appeared in 36 games (18 starts) at Texas and totaled 92 tackles (58 solo), 9.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown).

In 2015, Ridgeway played in 11 games (eight starts) and totaled 36 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a team-leading two fumble recoveries. He earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors and was named a First Team All-Big 12 choice by ESPN.com.

Haeg, 6-6, 304 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a four-year starter and helped lead North Dakota State to the NCAA Division I FCS National Championship all five years he was a member of the program. Haeg was a First Team All-America choice in 2014 and 2015 as the former walk-on saw action at both the right and left tackle spots during his collegiate career with the Bison. A 60-game starter, he garnered numerous honors throughout his time at North Dakota State, including being named to the 2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team, 2015 STATS All-America first-team and receiving an invite to the 2016 Senior Bowl.

As a senior in 2015, Haeg started all 15 games at left tackle and graded out at 91 percent during the regular season with 45 knockdowns in 11 games. He anchored an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (1.07 per game) and tackles for loss (4.20 per game) in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Bates, 6-2, 245 pounds, 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).

Blythe, 6-2, 291 pounds, was selected by Indianapolis in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He started 51-of-52 career games as a four-year starter at Iowa.

In 2015, Blythe helped bolster a Hawkeye offensive line that allowed the team to start the season 12-0 and earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl games. He was one of three finalists for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s top center, after starting all 14 games as a senior captain. Blythe was an All-America third-team selection by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports, an All-America fourth-team choice by Phil Steele and earned All-America honorable mention accolades from SI.com. He was also a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree by the league’s coaches and media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK C-RYAN KELLY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 4, 2016 – 8:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with first-round draft pick, center Ryan Kelly.Kelly, 6-4, 313 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the first round (18th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played in 46 games (36 starts) at the University of Alabama where he was a three-year starter at center and helped the Crimson Tide to three National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Kelly did not allow a sack over his final two seasons in Tuscaloosa and missed just 15 assignments on 1,818 snaps during that span. As a senior in 2015, he started all 15 games for the National Championship-winning Crimson Tide en route to being named the Rimington Trophy Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top center. Kelly was a consensus First Team All-America selection and earned first-team honors from Walter Camp, USA Today, Sporting News, FWAA and the AFCA. He also was named Second Team Associated Press All-America and earned First Team All-SEC honors from the conference’s coaches and the AP. Kelly received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given to the conference’s top lineman. He was also named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015 as he pursued his master’s degree in marketing. Kelly was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the nation’s top interior lineman and a semifinalist for the Campbell Award.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE OLB-EZE OBIORA

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2016 – 1:11 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived outside linebacker Eze Obiora.Obiora, 6-4, 240 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on January 13, 2016. He played in 19 games over the last two seasons for the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL) and totaled 89 tackles (59 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH 21 UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 2, 2016 – 4:16 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with 21 undrafted free agents, including, wide receiver Daniel Anthrop, defensive end Sterling Bailey, guard Isiah Cage, cornerback Daniel Davie, running back Josh Ferguson, tight end Darion Griswold, tackle Davante Harris, wide receiver Marcus Leak, linebacker Curt Maggitt, safety Stefan McClure, wide receiver MeKale McKay, tight end Mike Miller, cornerback Christopher Milton, guard Adam Redmond, wide receiver Chester Rogers, linebacker Anthony Sarao, defensive end Delvon Simmons, wide receiver Tevaun Smith, linebacker Ronald Thompson, cornerback Darius White and safety Andrew Williamson.Anthrop, 6-0, 193 pounds, played in 43 games (17 starts) at Purdue, tallying 113 catches for 1,384 yards (12.2 avg.) with nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown. As a senior in 2015, Anthrop had 57 catches (single-season high) for 430 yards (7.5 avg.) with two touchdowns. He had a breakout season as a junior in 2014 after recording 38 catches for 616 yards (16.2 avg.) and four touchdowns. Anthrop’s yards and touchdowns in 2014 were both single-season career highs.

Bailey, 6-3, 282 pounds, participated in 42 career games (19 starts) at the University of Georgia and totaled 108 tackles (35 solo), 2.5 sacks and seven passes defensed. As a senior in 2015, he appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and was a team captain in addition to earning the Coaches’ Leadership Award. Bailey finished the season with 46 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. He recorded 27 tackles in 2014 and finished with 34 tackles and 1.0 sack in 2013. Bailey recorded a single-game career-high 10 tackles and 1.0 sack against South Carolina in 2013.

Cage, 6-5, 335 pounds, spent three seasons at NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Eau Claire, playing in 27 games (24 starts) and earning All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors three times. As a senior, he started all eight games he played in at left tackle and received Honorable Mention All-WIAC honors. Cage saw action in 10 contests (nine starts) in 2014 and was tabbed a Second Team All-WIAC selection. In his first season at Eau Claire, he played in 10 games with nine starts at left tackle, earning Second Team All-WIAC honors. Prior to Eau Claire, Cage spent a season playing at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. At Concordia in 2011, he played in 10 games with four starts at left tackle.

Davie, 6-1, 190 pounds, finished his career at Nebraska having played in 42 games (18 starts) and notching 67 tackles (46 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed and two interceptions. He was limited due to injury his senior season, but played in six games (five starts), making 18 tackles (17 solo) and recording five passes defensed. Davie started all 13 games as junior, posting 41 tackles (25 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, five passes defensed and two interceptions. He had four games in his junior season with five or more tackles, and he set single-game highs for tackles (eight vs. Purdue), tackles for loss (2.0 at Fresno State), passes defensed (two vs. Purdue) and interceptions (two vs. Illinois) in 2014.

Ferguson, 5-10, 200 pounds, played in 47 games at Illinois and finished second in school history with 4,474 all-purpose yards. He tallied 505 carries for 2,586 yards and 18 touchdowns, 168 receptions for 1,507 yards and eight touchdowns and 21 kickoff returns for 381 yards. Ferguson holds the Illinois record for most career receptions and receiving yards by a running back. He ranks in the top 10 in school history in career receptions (third), rushing yards (sixth) and touchdowns (tied for seventh). Ferguson finished the 2015 season as the only active FBS player with 2,500+ rushing and 1,500+ receiving yards in career. In 2015, he played in nine games and garnered Third Team All-Big Ten honors (by the coaches and media) after registering 129 carries for 708 yards and three touchdowns and 37 receptions for 280 yards and two touchdowns.

Griswold, 6-5, 264 pounds, played in 50 games at Arkansas State and totaled 65 receptions for 892 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games and finished with 13 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. As a redshirt junior in 2014, Griswold appeared in 13 games (11 starts) and caught 18 passes for 221 yards and a single-season career-high four touchdowns. He led all Sun Belt tight ends in receiving touchdowns while ranking fourth in receptions and fifth in receiving yards. Griswold was named a Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference choice by College Sports Madness. In 2013, he played in 12 games and earned Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors after catching three touchdowns while recording single-season career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (312). Griswold ranked second in the Sun Belt in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game among tight ends.

Harris, 6-6, 290 pounds, appeared in 42 games (27 starts) in five seasons with Appalachian State where he moved to the offensive side of the ball for his final three seasons after coming in as a defensive lineman. He was a key cog in the Mountaineers offensive line, which allowed the fourth-fewest sacks (11.0) in the nation and paved the way for a rushing attack that ranked sixth nationally averaging 271.5 yards per game during his senior season en route to being named a Second Team All-Sun Belt selection.

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, spent three seasons at the University of Maryland and totaled 55 catches for 775 yards and six touchdowns. In 2014, he posted 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-touchdown game against South Florida. Leak recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards in a 2012 contest against North Carolina State, which included a career-long reception of 47 yards. A native of Charlotte, N.C., he competed in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star game and also played basketball and ran track.

Maggitt, 6-3, 246 pounds, competed in 35 games (12 starts) at Tennessee and finished his collegiate career with 141 tackles (83 solo), 13.5 sacks, 28.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and one pass defensed. Prior to an injury during his senior season, he started 10 games as a junior and made 48 tackles, a team-leading 11.0 sacks and 15.0 tackles for loss. Maggitt finished his junior campaign with four multiple-sack games. As a true freshman in 2011, his 56 tackles were the fourth-most for a true freshman in Tennessee history ahead of Reggie White’s 51 in 1980.

McClure, 5-11, 205 pounds, appeared in 37 games (28 starts) at California and totaled 165 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown). He was the only player in Golden Bears history to serve as a team captain for three seasons. McClure’s best season came as a senior when he set career highs with 13 games played, 13 starts, 61 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery (which he returned for his first career touchdown). Following his senior season, he received All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors and was named the Joe Roth Award winner, given to the University of California player who best exemplifies courage, sportsmanship and attitude.

McKay, 6-5, 210 pounds, played in 38 games in three seasons (2013-15) at Cincinnati and finished with 87 receptions for 1,717 yards and 17 touchdowns. He began his collegiate career at Arkansas in 2012. In 2015, McKay appeared in 12 games and caught 27 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns. He played in 13 games in 2014 and registered career highs in receptions (44), receiving yards (725) and receiving touchdowns (eight). In his first season with the Bearcats in 2013, McKay caught 16 passes for 485 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2012, he started 10-of-12 games at Arkansas and totaled 21 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns. McKay finished second on the team in receiving yards and tied for fourth on the team in receptions and touchdown receptions. He ranked among the best in the SEC among freshmen in total touchdowns (fourth) and receiving yards (fifth).

Miller, 6-6, 250 pounds, played in 27 games (20 starts) at Taylor University and finished his career with 80 receptions for 959 yards and seven touchdowns after transferring following two seasons at Santa Monica College in California. In his second season at Taylor, he completed 68-of-160 passes for 568 yards and five touchdowns while running 82 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns. After moving to wide receiver, he had his best season in 2015 when he notched career highs with 42 receptions for 546 yards and five touchdowns.

Milton, 5-11, 190 pounds, played in 53 games (33 starts) at Georgia Tech and collected 96 tackles (82 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, 14 passes defensed and five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns). He finished his career with seven blocked kicks. As a redshirt senior in 2015, Milton started all 12 games and tallied 28 tackles (27 solo), one interception, six passes defensed and two blocked kicks. He was the FBS active career leader in blocked kicks during the 2015 season. In 2014, Milton started all 14 games and totaled 32 tackles (25 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, four passes defensed and two interceptions. He returned one interception for a touchdown, blocked one field goal and blocked one PAT.

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015. He was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and was selected to the All-Ivy League first-team that season. Redmond helped the Crimson achieve a 9-1 record in 2015, competing in all 10 games. He 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. Redmond competed in all 10 games in 2014 and assisted the Crimson in compiling an undefeated season and an Ivy League Championship. He earned All-Ivy League honorable mention accolades in 2014 as he was part of an offensive line that helped the team average 230.5 rushing yards per game and 461.4 net yards per contest.

Rogers, 6-1, 180 pounds, played in 40 games at Grambling State and finished with 155 receptions for 2,257 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had seven carries for 72 yards, two kickoff returns for 61 yards and eight punt returns for 70 yards and one touchdown. As a senior in 2015, Rogers saw action in 12 games and finished second on the team with 48 receptions for 732 yards and a single-season career-high eight touchdowns. He also registered four punt returns for 70 yards and one touchdown. In 2014, Rogers played in 12 games and led the team in receiving for the second consecutive season after catching a single-season career-high 53 passes for 712 yards and four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2013, he appeared in 11 games and led the team in receiving after totaling 48 receptions for a single-season career-high 735 yards and five touchdowns. Rogers saw action in five games as a freshman in 2012 and caught six passes for 78 yards.

Sarao, 6-0, 235 pounds, played in 54 games (34 starts) for Southern California and compiled 217 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, five passes defensed and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). His best collegiate season came in 2014 when he tallied 75 tackles, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first career touchdown, and was named UCS’s Co-Lifter of the Year. He also won USC’s Defensive Service Team Player of the Year Award during his redshirt season as a true freshman.

Simmons, 6-5, 295 pounds, played in 27 games (24 starts) in three seasons at Southern California, notching 101 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, three passes defensed, two blocked field goals, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was named a First Team All-Pac-12 choice by The Associated Press in 2015 after starting all 14 games and recording 57 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed and one blocked field goal. Simmons played in 13 games (10 starts) and posted 44 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and one blocked field goal. Prior to USC, he spent two seasons at Texas Tech and played in 23 games (13 starts) and tallied 40 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and two passes defensed.

Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, totaled 102 catches for 1,500 yards (14.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 47 career games (24 starts) at Iowa. He saw action in 12 games (10 starts) as a senior in 2015, finishing second on the team in receiving yards (563) and third in receptions (32). He also had three touchdowns. Smith led the team with five catches for 110 yards in the Big Ten Championship game vs. Michigan State. He recorded a career-long 85-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter to give the Hawkeyes a 13-9 lead. Smith earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches after playing in 13 games (eight starts) as a junior in 2014, finishing the year with 43 catches for 596 yards and three touchdowns. His 596 receiving yards led the team and his 43 receptions ranked second.

Thompson, 6-3, 255 pounds, saw action in 37 games (24 starts) in three seasons at Syracuse and totaled 87 tackles (58 solo), 12.0 sacks, 21.0 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was named a Third Team All-ACC choice in 2015 and tied Orange defensive linemen with 35 tackles (30 solo) while adding 9.5 tackles for loss. Thompson led the team and tied for ninth in the ACC with 7.0 sacks and tied for the conference lead with four forced fumbles. In 2014, he started all 12 games as a sophomore and tallied 32 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. Thompson competed in all 13 contests as a freshman in 2013 and registered 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

White, 6-0, 180 pounds, played in 23 games (17 starts) in two seasons at California after transferring from Itawamba Community College where he spent his first two seasons of eligibility. In his short stint with the Golden Bears he recorded 87 tackles (53 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. White was named an All-Pac-12 fourth-team preseason selection by Phil Steele and lived up to the hype, ranking eighth in the Pac-12 in both interceptions per game (0.23) and passes defensed per game (0.85) as a senior.

Williamson, 6-1, 212 pounds, played in 47 games (19 starts) in four seasons at Vanderbilt. He compiled 135 tackles (85 solo), 1.0 sack, 6.0 tackles for loss, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one interception. Regarded as one of the team’s top defensive performers and a leader in the secondary, he contributed with 41 tackles (28 solo), 1.0 sack, four passes defensed and one forced fumble as a senior.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived tight end Cameron Clear, long snapper Forrest Hill, center/guard Khaled Holmes and tackle Mitchell Van Dyk.Clear, 6-5, 277 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on February 17, 2016. In 2015, he spent his entire rookie season on the Pittsburgh Steelers Injured Reserve List.

Hill, 6-1, 248 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on March 8, 2016. He played in 38 career games at Auburn University from 2012-14.

Holmes, 6-3, 309 pounds, has played in 17 career NFL games (nine starts) at center and guard. He has also started three postseason contests at center. Last season, Holmes saw action in nine games (seven starts) at center.

Van Dyk, 6-7, 299 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on April 20, 2016. He spent the entire 2015 season on the Pittsburgh Steelers Injured Reserve list after being waived-injured by the team on September 5, 2015.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 20, 2016 – 5:10 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent offensive tackles Kevin Graf and Mitchell Van Dyk.Graf, 6-6, 309 pounds, most recently spent the entire 2015 offseason and training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles before being waived on August 30, 2015. In 2014, he spent time on the Eagles active roster and practice squad, but did not see any game action. Graf was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014.

Collegiately, Graf started in 38 games at offensive tackle at the University of Southern California. As a senior in 2013, he was named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention after starting all 13 games he participated in.

Van Dyk, 6-7, 299 pounds, spent the entire 2015 season on the Pittsburgh Steelers Injured Reserve list after being waived-injured by the team on September 5, 2015. He was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Van Dyk participated in training camp with the Rams in 2014, but was waived prior to the start of the season.

Collegiately, Van Dyk started 31-of-37 games he played in at Portland State. He was named a Big Sky All-Conference first team choice as a senior in 2013 and a Big Sky All-Conference honorable mention selection as a junior in 2012.


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