The Indianapolis Colts today signed 10 players to reserve/future contracts including: WR-Kadron Boone, DE-Gannon Conway, RB-Jeff Demps, LB-Carlos Fields, S-Winston Guy, T-Tyler Hoover, WR-Ryan Lankford, WR-Josh Lenz, DT-Kelcy Quarles and TE-Erik Swoope.
Boone, 6-0, 204 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on December 31, 2014. He was first signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of LSU on May 10, 2014 and was waived on August 23. He was then signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad on October 21 and was released on October 29. Boone finished his collegiate career with 611 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 51 games played at LSU. In 13 games (seven starts) as a junior in 2012, he ranked second on the team in touchdown receptions (four) and third in both receiving yards (348) and receptions (26). He also added a pair of touchdowns in 2011 and 2013.
Conway, 6-4, 280 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on January 15, 2015. He re-joined the team after he was waived following the preseason on August 30, 2014. He was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State on May 13, 2014 and was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 11. In 30 career games (14 starts) at Arizona State, Conway recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defensed. As a senior in 2013, he earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 recognition after starting all 14 games and posting 38 tackles (24 solo), seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
Demps, 5-7, 191 pounds, was first signed to the Colts practice squad on October 22, 2014, was released on October 28 and was signed back to the practice squad on November 26. He played in two games in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recorded one rush for 14 yards, three receptions for 21 yards and four kickoff returns for 93 yards. Demps was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on August 17, 2012 out of the University of Florida, where he finished his career as the school’s eighth all-time leading scorer. He played in 51 career games (27 starts) and totaled 367 rushes for 2,470 yards (6.7 avg.) and 23 touchdowns, while adding 57 receptions for 481 yards and one touchdown. He returned 21 kickoffs for 604 yards and one touchdown. Demps was also a four-year letterman on the men’s track team where he became the only Florida athlete to win a national championship in multiple sports (2009 football national championship and four indoor and outdoor track championships). He was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic 4×100 meter relay team that won the silver medal.
Fields, 6-1, 238 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 29, 2014. He was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Winston-Salem State on May 16, 2014. He then spent time on the practice squads of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants. In 47 career games at Winston-Salem State, Fields totaled 321 tackles (183 solo), 34.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and five interceptions. As a senior, he led a defense that ranked first in Division II, as he was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Fields also earned CIAA Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior.
Guy, 6-1, 218 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 3, 2014. He has played in 20 career games (five starts) with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-14) and Seattle Seahawks (2012) and has recorded 38 tackles (28 solo), 2.0 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2014, he started three of the first four games for the Jaguars and compiled 14 tackles (10 solo), 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. In 2013, Guy recorded career highs in games played (14), tackles (24), special teams stops (four), sacks (1.0) and forced fumbles (one). He was originally selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Kentucky.
Hoover, 6-7, 297 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on December 17, 2014. He was originally signed by the team as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State on May 13, 2014. He was signed to the practice squad on September 1 and was released on September 2. He then spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad before being released on September 30. Hoover played in 48 career games (23 starts) as a defensive end at Michigan State and recorded 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. As a senior in 2013, he started 11 games and posted career highs in tackles for loss (4.5) and sacks (4.0). He was also named MSU’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Lankford, 5-11, 163 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 18, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad on August 31. He completed his collegiate career at Illinois with 70 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games played. As a junior in 2012, Lankford led the team in receiving yards (469), receiving touchdowns (five) and total points scored (30), while finishing second in receptions (37). He earned the Illinois Point Award as the top offensive skill player on the team. In 2011, Lankford played in all 13 games (five starts) and totaled 12 catches for 108 yards. He also saw time as a punter, averaging 39.4 yards on 19 punts, and as a punt returner, returning 19 punts for 33 yards.
Lenz, 6-0, 194 pounds, was first signed to the Colts practice squad on November 11, 2013, was elevated to the active roster on January 6, 2014 and was signed back to the practice squad on September 1. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2013 and spent time on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before joining the Colts. For his collegiate career at Iowa State, Lenz caught 96 passes for 1,213 yards and 10 touchdowns in 47 games played (19 starts). As a senior in 2012, he started eight-of-10 games and compiled 430 yards and six touchdowns on 29 receptions.
Quarles, 6-4, 294 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 25, 2014. He was first signed to the active roster from the New England Patriots practice squad on September 16 and was waived on November 24. He played in two games in 2014 and recorded 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Quarles played in 35 games (28 starts) in three seasons at the University of South Carolina and posted career totals of 105 tackles (66 solo), 13.0 sacks, 23.5 stops for losses and eight quarterback pressures.
Swoope, 6-5, 246 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad on September 1. Collegiately, he was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team. With the Hurricanes, he started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes. He connected on 51.9 percent from the field and 57.7 percent from the free throw line.
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