The Indianapolis Colts today signed linebacker Shawn Loiseau and tight end Martell Webb to the practice squad. Guard Hayworth Hicks was signed to the New York Jets active roster off the Colts practice squad.
Loiseau, 6-0, 239 pounds, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2012 before being waived on August 31. As a senior at Merrimack College, Loiseau led the team with 121 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He was named Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference performer.
Webb, 6-3, 276 pounds, was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011 and was released on August 29. After spending time on New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squads, Webb signed with the Arizona Cardinals on January 5, 2012 and was waived on August 31.
Webb was a four-year letterman at Michigan and played in 38 games, making three starts at tight end. For his career, he caught nine passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Hicks signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012. He was waived on August 31 and signed to the practice squad on September 1.
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The Indianapolis Colts today elevated cornerback Marshay Green and fullback Robert Hughes to the active roster and signed cornerback Teddy Williams to the practice squad. The Colts also released nose tackle Antonio Dixon and running back Mewelde Moore.
Green, 5-10, 175 pounds, originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2010. He was waived by the Cardinals on September 5 before being added to the practice squad two days later. Green was elevated to the 53-man active roster on November 23 and was active for the final six games of the 2010 season.
Green was waived by the Cardinals on September 2, 2011 and was signed to the practice squad on September 5. He was then elevated to the active roster on December 31 and appeared in the final game of the season, making one solo tackle in the game. Green was waived by the Cardinals on August 24, 2012 and signed to the Colts practice squad on October 1.
Hughes, 5-11, 235 pounds, was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame on July 26, 2011 and was waived on September 3. He was signed to the Bears practice squad on December 19 where he spent the remainder of the season. He was then signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 19, 2012 and waived on August 31. Hughes was then signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 3 before being released on September 11 and signed to the Colts practice squad on October 10, 2012.
Williams, 6-1, 201 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Texas-San Antonio on July 29, 2010. He was waived on September 4 before being signed to the practice squad a day later. Williams switched positions to wide receiver midway through the season and was elevated to the active roster on December 21, 2010. He was inactive for the final two games. Williams then spent the entire 2011 season on the Cowboys practice squad before being waived on August 31, 2012.
At UTSA, Williams did not play college football, but was a standout on the track and field team. He was the school’s only four-time All-America selection and helped lead the Roadrunners to six Southland Conference Championships (four indoor/two outdoor) from 2007-10. Williams claimed nine Southland titles (five indoor/four outdoor), was twice named the league’s Indoor Athlete of the Year (2009-10) as well as Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer (2009-10). He also established UTSA records in the 55m (6.23 seconds), 60m (Southland-best 6.59), 100m (9.90), 200m (20.60) and 400m relay (39.59).
Williams’ 9.90-second 100-meter time was the fastest in the world during his junior season.
Dixon, 6-3, 322 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on October 9, 2012. This season, he recorded one tackle in two games played. For his career, Dixon has appeared in 37 career games (10 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles and Colts, totaling 50 tackles (39 solo), three sacks and two passes defensed.
Moore, 5-11, 209 pounds, was signed by the Colts on June 19, 2012. He has appeared in six games this year, totaling nine carries for 14 yards and four receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown. He also returned three kickoffs for 50 yards. In his nine-year NFL career, Moore has played in 119 games (15 starts), rushing 503 times for 2,261 yards and six touchdowns. He has also recorded 218 receptions for 1,911 yards and eight touchdowns.
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The Indianapolis Colts released outside linebacker Jerry Brown from the practice squad.
Brown was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 23, 2012 and was waived on August 31. He was then signed to the practice squad on September 1 and elevated to the active roster on October 10. Brown played in one game against the New York Jets in Week 6 prior to being waived on October 16 and signed back to the practice squad the following day.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive end Clifton Geathers to the practice squad. The Colts released nose tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste from the practice squad.
Geathers, 6-7, 325 pounds, has appeared in seven career games, including five last season with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Browns on September 4, 2010 before being acquired from waivers by the Miami Dolphins a day later.
Geathers was waived by the Dolphins on September 13 and was signed to the practice squad on September 15. He was released from the practice squad on September 18 and signed back to the practice squad on September 21. Geathers was then elevated to the 53-man active roster on October 23 and played in one game before being waived on November 26.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Geathers on November 27 and waived him on December 7. He was then acquired from waivers by the Cowboys on December 8 and re-signed with the team on April 20, 2012 before being waived on August 31.
Jean-Baptiste was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 18, 2012.
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