The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount to the practice squad and released cornerback Tay Glover-Wright.
Mount, 6-5, 249 pounds, most recently participated in the 2016 offseason program with the Tennessee Titans before being waived during training camp on August 28. As a rookie for the Titans in 2015, he played in the first four games of the season and registered one tackle, one interception, one pass defensed and one special teams stop before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on October 17, 2015. Mount was originally selected by Tennessee in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Collegiately, Mount played in 45 games (13 starts) at Louisville and totaled 82 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. As a senior in 2014, he saw action in 13 games (five starts) and set career highs with 37 tackles, 5.0 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. In 2013, Mount participated in 10 games and made nine tackles, 0.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss. As a sophomore in 2012, he appeared in all 13 games (three starts) and registered 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss. In 2011, Mount played in nine games (five starts) and tallied 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Glover-Wright, 6-0, 180 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 14. He participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program before being waived during finals cuts on September 3. Glover-Wright was originally signed to the Colts active roster from the team’s practice squad on December 17, 2015. He played in two games for Indianapolis last season. In 2014, Glover-Wright spent time on the Green Bay Packers practice squad.
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INDIANAPOLIS – For a second straight week, the Colts could not make the plays in crunch time to earn a victory.
Denver’s (2-0) attacking defense showed up quite large on Sunday, helping the Broncos to a 34-20 victory over the visiting Colts.
The Colts (0-2) will now return home to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the San Diego Chargers next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.
VON MILLER IS A MENACE – Before Sunday, Von Miller had no sacks in three career games versus the Colts. That changed on Sunday. Miller had three sacks, three quarterback hits and a game-clinching strip sack with less than two minutes remaining.
FRIENDLY FIRE BITES COLTS – Defensively, the Colts hung tough with more injuries piling up. It was the offense committing two very costly turnovers, both being returned for touchdowns, ultimately making the difference in the two-score margin.
EARLY DOWN STRUGGLES CONTINUE– For the Colts to have success on Sunday, they knew winning early downs would be key. Against Denver, the Colts averaged less than a yard on first down, with penalties not helping them stay ahead of the chains.
INJURIES STILL MOUNTING – It sounds like a recording for the Colts this season—secondary players leaving the game due to injuries. On Sunday it was being played again with Darius Butler (hamstring) and safety Clayton Geathers (undisclosed) exiting in the first half. Those two can be added to the likes of Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson and T.J. Green already missing in Week Two.
TIME TO START DIGGING – Two weeks into 2016 and the Colts are two games down in the AFC South. Houston leads the division at 2-0. The Colts will get their first look at the AFC South in Week Four, when they start a stretch of three divisional games in four weeks.
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