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Breaking News: Colts Make Roster Moves

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 25, 2013 – 3:39 pm


The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Daniel Adongo and waived tight end Weslye Saunders.


“We are excited as an organization with the acquisition of Daniel Adongo,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is not only an elite athlete and rising international rugby player, but he is an exceptional competitor and human being that has the right makeup for our sport. We all look forward to watching his growth and development in the ensuing weeks.”

Adongo, 6-5, 257 pounds, is a 23-year-old Kenyan national who most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. Previously, he played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks and is currently working towards earning his degree from the school. In 2011, Adongo was signed by the Vodacom Blue Bulls, but was released from his contact after six months to join the New Zealand ITM Cup team Counties Manukau.

Adongo graduated from Strathmore High School (Nairobi, Kenya) in 2006 and attended the University of South Africa the following year. He also attended the Sharks Academy, a rugby academy accredited by South African Rugby, and made his senior debut in the 2010 Vodacom Cup. In addition, Adongo played for the Kenya Harlequins junior team before going on to play for Kenya’s U-18 and U-19 national teams.


Saunders was originally signed by the Colts on October 16, 2012. He played in 11 games (four starts) last season and recorded two receptions for 15 yards.

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15 Responses to “Breaking News: Colts Make Roster Moves”

  1. By Charlie Apudo on Jul 25, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations Adongo ! I wish you all the best and success at the Colts and your NFL career.

  2. By Melvin Obadha on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations Dan. We wish you all the best in your new spot.

  3. By Laban Onsare on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    congratulations msee…we wish you well

  4. By gicministry on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations Daniel Adongo,You make us proud.Be the Best you Can!! A lifetime opportunity i must add..Great genes,you have all it takes to take Colts to the Next Leval..COLTSTRONG!!!

  5. By Joseph on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    The Colts have one new Kenyan fan today. I am officially following The The Colts and Big Dan. Just ditched the Eagles today as my NFL team. Make us proud Danny Boy and weave some Obama magic.

  6. By maren on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    Congz Big Dan looking foward to watching yu!!!goodbye patriots hallo Colts

  7. By Chuckie on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    Go hard, Daniel! Counties loves you, buddy. Don’t forget The Crowd Goes Wild when you make it big.

  8. By thewarrenpost on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    congratulations man,get em!!!

  9. By Nick Mkenya on Jul 26, 2013 | Reply

    Dan, wazi msee! Ive just ditched my NFL team and now officially a colts superfan! All the best and im sure you’ll do us proud! Fly that kenyan flag

  10. By Henk on Jul 27, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations…. A big loss for rugby.

  11. By lytw8t on Jul 27, 2013 | Reply

    im excited for he is a hard worker known him since i was little. leaving in my neighborhood. humble guy. i know he got mad skills thats for sure

  12. By David Murimi on Jul 27, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations,you have a lot of proud Kenyans behind you.

  13. By Tarik DeFriez on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    congrats and welcome! rugby its epic, to have that experience on our defense is going to be awesome!

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