The Indianapolis Colts today signed running backs Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore to the active roster and placed running back Donald Brown and fullback Robert Hughes on Injured Reserve. The team also signed running back Davin Meggett to the practice squad and released running back Alvester Alexander from the practice squad. Offensive guard Justin Anderson was placed on the Practice Squad Injured List.
Karim, 5-8, 209 pounds, has appeared in 23 games over his three-year career, recording 98 rushes for 290 yards and 17 receptions for 130 yards. He was acquired from waivers by the Colts on April 30, 2012 before being waived-injured on September 10. Karim was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Southern Illinois University. He spent two seasons with the Jaguars before being waived on April 27, 2012.
Moore, 5-11, 209 pounds, has totaled 503 rushes for 2,261 yards and six touchdowns over his nine-year career. He has also caught 218 passes for 1,911 yards and eight touchdowns. In six games this season with the Colts, Moore has rushed nine times for 14 yards and has caught four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. He was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on June 19, 2012 before being waived on October 29.
Brown, 5-10, 210 pounds, tallied 108 rushing attempts for 417 yards and a touchdown and nine receptions for 93 yards in 10 games (four starts) this season. For his career, Brown has rushed 449 times for 1,840 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also recorded 56 receptions for 553 yards. Brown was selected by the Colts in the first round (27th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Hughes, 5-11, 235 pounds, notched one rush for five yards and one reception for three yards in five games (one start) this season. Hughes was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on October 10, 2012 and elevated to the 53-man active roster on October 29.
Meggett, 5-8, 215 pounds, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans out of the University of Maryland on May 14, 2012 and was waived on August 26. He was then signed to the Texans practice squad on September 26 and released on November 27. At Maryland, Meggett saw action in 50 career games (17 starts), carrying the ball 485 times for 2,469 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Alexander, 5-11, 204 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts on August 15, 2012 before being waived on August 26. He was signed to the practice squad on September 3 and released on October 9. Alexander was signed back to the practice squad on October 30 and released on November 20. He was then signed to the practice squad again on December 4.
Anderson, 6-5, 342 pounds, was originally selected by the Colts in the seventh round (208th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Georgia. He was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List on August 27, 2012 and was activated on November 19. He was then waived by the team on November 20 and signed to the practice squad on November 23.
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