The Indianapolis Colts today claimed running back Daniel Herron off waivers and waived running back Zurlon Tipton.
Herron, 5-10, 213 pounds, played in four games for the Buffalo Bills this season and registered 11 carries for 37 yards (3.4 avg.), three receptions for 20 yards and four kickoff returns for 92 yards before being waived on November 25. Herron was waived-injured by the Colts on September 6, 2015 and was placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list the next day. He was waived from the Injured Reserve list on September 11 before signing with the Bills on October 6. Herron has played in 29 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled 98 carries for 426 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown, caught 25 passes for 250 yards and returned eight kickoffs for 183 yards. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) for the Colts and registered 78 carries for 351 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and made 21 receptions for 173 yards. He also started all three postseason contests for Indianapolis and rushed 45 times for 170 yards (3.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Herron added 20 receptions for 128 yards in postseason play. He originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 23, 2012. Herron spent time on the Bengals active roster and practice squad in 2012. He spent the first five weeks of the 2013 season on the Bengals practice squad before being signed to the Colts active roster on October 9, 2013, where he spent the rest of the season.
Collegiately, Herron played in 41 games (22 starts) at Ohio State. His career totals included 592 carries for 2,869 yards (4.8 avg.) and 32 touchdowns to go along with 44 receptions for 309 yards and one touchdown. Herron earned First Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior in 2010.
Tipton, 6-0, 230 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 15 before being elevated to the active roster on October 1. Tipton has played in 13 career NFL games and recorded 12 carries for 27 yards and six receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown. He has seen action in three postseason contests and tallied 18 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown and three receptions for 22 yards.
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