The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent kicker Carson Wiggs and waived guard Zach Allen.
Wiggs, 6-1, 222 pounds, finished his collegiate career (2008-2011) as the most accurate kicker in Purdue history, connecting on 53-of-72 career field goals (73.6%). His 53 made field goals rank as the second-most in school history. As a senior in 2011, Wiggs earned All-Big Ten second-team honors after making 16-of-21 field goals and recording 23 touchbacks on 66 kickoffs. Wiggs was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2012 but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.
Allen was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on December 16, 2013 before being signed to a Reserve/Future contract on January 13, 2014. In four seasons at North Carolina State (2009-2012), Allen competed in 42 career games, making 31 starts on the offensive line.
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Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on. Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community.
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