Colts sign former Packers DT Daniel Muir, shore up over tackle spot

Told you! Just because the 53 man roster is "set" for Saturday, August 30th doesn't mean it is set for Kickoff Weekend. The Colts claimed waived DT Daniel Muir from Green Bay. Muir is 6'2, 296 pounds, and is known as an interior pass rusher. Muir is in his second season, drafted by the Packers out of Kent State. Interestingly, Colin "not the dumb actor" Ferrell is also a DT out of Kent State. Ferrell was waived by the Colts yesterday despite a solid preseason. Both Ferrell and Muir fit the mold of the under tackle in the Tampa 2 defense Tony Dungy employs. Prior to Muir's signing, second year player Ed Johnson was the only legit underover tackle on the roster.

Signing Muir likely means that Indy will not sign the recently waived Montae Reagor or Larry Tripplett. No word yet on who was cut to make room for Muir.

From ProFootballWeekly a couple of months ago:

Our Packers sources tell us the coaching staff is pleased with the way second-year DT Daniel Muir has improved his counter moves after opposing offensive linemen get their hands on him.

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Daniel Muir (95) played last season with the Packers.

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And speaking of PFW, let's hear some props for them. Last year, they went through the lists of all the undrafted rookies signed in 2007 and picked out some that they felt were diamonds in the rough. For the Colts, they picked out two in particular: Melvin Bullitt and Gijon Robinson. Both made yesterday's 53 man cut.

Here's what Brandon at Acme Packing Company had to say about Green Bay cutting Muir:

DT Daniel Muir. This isn't so much a surprise as a disappointment. He was a star in training camp in 2007 and stuck with the team all last season, although he was rarely active. I had hoped he would fill the high energy role occupied last season by DT Corey Williams. Instead, he had trouble staying healthy and did little to justify a roster spot for 2008.

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