The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back Zurlon Tipton to the active roster from the practice squad and waived wide receiver Griff Whalen.
Tipton was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad on September 11, 2014. He ranks fourth in Central Michigan history with 34 career rushing touchdowns. As a senior, Tipton was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List while earning the 2013 CMU Gridiron Gladiator Award. As a team captain, he rushed for 398 yards on 74 attempts while leading the team with a 5.4 yards per rush average and eight touchdowns. In 2012, Tipton was named a Second Team All-MAC recipient while being selected as the CMU Most Valuable Player. His 1,492 rushing yards that season ranked fourth in Central Michigan history while his 19 rushing and 20 total touchdowns tied for the second-most ever by a Chippewa.
Whalen was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012. In 19 career games (three starts), he totaled 26 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns. Whalen also contributed on special teams and recorded 34 punt returns for 291 yards (8.6 avg.) and 16 kickoff returns for 401 yards (25.1 avg.).
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