The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent running back Abou Toure. The team also placed running back Tyler Varga on the Reserve/Retired list from the Reserve/Did Not Report list.
Toure, 6-2, 235 pounds, spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals practice squads in 2015. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2015 before being waived during training camp on August 31. Collegiately, Toure rushed for 1,647 yards with 10 touchdowns in two seasons at UT Martin. In 2014, he posted the third-highest single-season rushing total in school history with 1,138 yards. Toure also contributed with eight total touchdowns and three multiple-touchdown performances on the ground. Before transferring to UT Martin, he spent time at Utah State (2012) and Dean Junior College in Massachusetts (2011).
Varga, 5-11, 225 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He played in three games for Indianapolis in 2015 and collected one pass for 18 yards, one carry for two yards and six kickoff returns for 151 yards. Varga was placed on the team’s injured reserve list on October 14.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tight end Chase Coffman, placed running back Tyler Varga on the Reserve/Did Not Report list and waived cornerback Daniel Davie.
Coffman, 6-6, 250 pounds, has played in 37 career NFL games (three starts) and caught 18 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in his time with the Seattle Seahawks (2015), Tennessee Titans (2014-15), Atlanta Falcons (2012-13) and Cincinnati Bengals (2009-2011). He has appeared in three postseason contests and collected one reception for 16 yards.
In 2015, Coffman saw action in two games and caught eight passes for 71 yards and one touchdown with Seattle and Tennessee. He also appeared in one postseason contest for the Seahawks. Coffman played in 13 games (career-high three starts) in 2014 and registered six receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown with the Titans. In 2013, he saw action in 11 games for the Falcons. Coffman appeared in five games with Atlanta in 2012 and caught one pass for 12 yards. He made his postseason debut in 2012 and collected one reception for 16 yards in two contests. In 2011, Coffman spent the entire season on the Bengals practice squad. He saw action in six games in 2010 and finished with three receptions for 30 yards. As a rookie in 2009, Coffman made the season-opening roster and was inactive for games 1-12 before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on December 9. He was originally selected by Cincinnati in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Missouri.
Varga, 5-11, 225 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He played in three games for Indianapolis in 2015 and collected one pass for 18 yards, one carry for two yards and six kickoff returns for 151 yards. Varga was placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on October 14.
Davie, 6-1, 190 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016. He played in 42 games (18 starts) at Nebraska and tallied 67 tackles (46 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed and two interceptions.
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The Indianapolis Colts today placed defensive tackle Henry Anderson and tight end Darion Griswold on the Physically Unable to Perform List. The team also placed safety Clayton Geathers and tight end Mike Miller on the Non-Football Injury List.
Anderson, 6-6, 300 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he started all nine games he participated in and finished with 37 tackles (31 solo), 1.0 sack, 5.0 tackles for loss and two passes defensed. Anderson was placed on the injured reserve list on November 10, 2015.
Griswold, 6-5, 264 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016. He played in 50 games at Arkansas State and totaled 65 receptions for 892 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2015, Griswold saw action in 13 games and finished with 13 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
Geathers, 6-2, 220 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He saw action in 15 games (two starts) and totaled 31 tackles (23 solo), one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. Geathers also ranked third on the team with eight special teams tackles.
Miller, 6-6, 255 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016. He played in 27 games (20 starts) at Taylor University and finished his career with 80 receptions for 959 yards and seven touchdowns after transferring following two seasons at Santa Monica College in California.
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