With the Colts looking to fill many holes on their roster, and with them posessing the number one position on the waiver wire, it is expected that they will make many moves this week signing players cut by other teams. Their first such signing happened today.
The Colts claimed wide receiver Kashif Moore and waived-injured wide receiver Jarred Fayson. Moore was released by the Bengals as part of their cuts to get down to a 75-man roster. Though undrafted out of the University of Connecticut, Moore was highly sought after as an undrafted free agent. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he caught only one pass for five yards this preseason. The fast, undersized receiver caught 126 passes at UConn for 1,699 yards and 13 touchdowns in four seasons, per the Bengals' web site. Moore (5-9, 180 pounds) is worth a shot for the Colts, but his chances at making the final 53-man roster are slim. Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Donnie Avery, T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill, and Kris Adams all figure to be ahead of Moore on the Colts depth chart, and possibly more.
Jarred Fayson was signed to the Colts' practice squad during the 2011 season. He has an injured knee and the Colts waived-injured him today. If he goes unclaimed, he will revert to the Colts' injured reserve. It is important to note, as Pro Football Talk pointed out, that at this point in the preseason a team does not have to waive a guy before putting him on injured reserve. Teams can still choose to, however, in hopes that another team signs the injured player from them.
More moves are coming this week. Maybe not before the Colts host the Bengals Thursday night, but by Friday the Colts will in all likelihood have made some moves. They need offensive line help and nose tackle help. Keep it here at Stampede Blue for the latest.