The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Trevardo Williams to the practice squad and released defensive end Nnamdi Obukwelu from the practice squad with an injury settlement.
Williams, 6-1, 237 pounds, was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Connecticut. He did not play in any games in 2013 after being placed on Injured Reserve on August 31, 2013. Williams was waived on August 1, 2014 and claimed by the Arizona Cardinals the following day. He was waived by the Cardinals on August 8. At UConn, Williams started 30-of-50 games and recorded 134 tackles (85 solo) and a school career-record 30.5 sacks, which ranked as the sixth-best total in Big East Conference history. He also registered 40.5 tackles for loss, which was the fifth-best career total in school history. As a senior in 2012, Williams was a First Team All-Big East choice after leading the conference with 11.5 sacks to go along with 43 tackles.
Obukwelu was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad on September 1. He played in 39 career games at Harvard and notched 109 tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
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