The Indianapolis Colts, like the rest of the NFL, were able to cut down their roster to the 53-man limit on Saturday as the deadline passed and Sunday featured some more moves for the club. Signing several guys to the practice squad topped the headlines for Indy, but the team also chose to address a position that is in question at the moment.
The practice squad includes: Linebacker Daniel Adongo, center Thomas Austin, quarterback Chandler Harnish, tight end Dominique Jones, linebacker Josh McNary and cornerback Sheldon Price.
Indy also went out and claimed tight end Jack Doyle off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. With Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen dealing with injuries and hoping to be ready for week one, Doyle was brought on to provide a bit more depth.
Doyle was a local star at Indiana’s own Cathedral High School before heading to play his college ball at Western Kentucky. Spending four years at the college level, Doyle had his most productive year as a senior.
In 2012, Doyle caught 53 passes for 566 yards and five touchdowns on his way to earning the title of All-Sun Belt first-team. In the 2013 NFL Draft, Doyle went without being selected and spent training camp as an undrafted free agent with the Titans. Thankfully, for the Colts, Doyle was cut by Tennessee on Saturday.
The 6’5”, 250 pound target is an athletic tight end that can catch the ball away from his body and possesses the athleticism necessary to make moves in the open field. For Andrew Luck, he cannot have enough potential weapons on his team therefore this was a great move by the Colts. We’ll see if Doyle earns himself any playing time as the season progresses.