Colts Announce Waiver Claims and Practice Squad Additions

SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 30: Mike Person #78 and Monte Simmons #47 of the San Francisco 49ers participate in drills during practice at the San Francisco 49ers training facility on July 30, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

One day after cutting their roster down to the required 53 players, the Indianapolis Colts made some more moves in an attempt to put the best team possible on the field in Chicago. Here is a list of the moves, with notes after the jump:

Claimed off Waivers:

S Sergio Brown (previously with the New England Patriots)

OT Mike Person (previously with the San Francisco 49ers)

NT Martin Tevaseu (previously with the New York Jets)

Released:

S Jermale Hines

CB D.J. Johnson

OT Ty Nsekhe

Signed to Practice Squad:

DT Chigbo Anunoby

OLB Jerry Brown

OG Hayworth Hicks

TE Kyle Miller

WR Kashif Moore

S Latarrius Thomas

Some notes on the moves made today:

  • Sergio Brown (6-2, 210 pounds) attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played in 44 games (starting 18). He started all 12 games as a senior in 2009. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots, was signed to their practice squad and then later their 53 man roster. This move was just for depth, as Brown will not unseat Zbikowski for the starting spot. He also could produce on special teams.
  • Mike Person (6-4, 299 pounds) played college ball at Montana State, where he started 42 games. He was drafted by the 49ers in the 7th round of the 2011 draft. He was inactive for every game last year. This was the best signing, in my opinion. Person is a good player and will provide good depth.
  • Martin Tevaseu (6-2, 325 pounds) went to UNLV and started for two years there. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2010. Before the start of training camp that year, however, he was released and signed by the Jets. He was up and down between the practice squad and 53 man roster during his time in New York. The Colts desperately needed a nose tackle (they only had one active entering today - Antonio Johnson). They still could make a move for another one until Josh Chapman returns from the PUP list.
  • The Colts signed six to their practice squad, leaving two spots still available.
  • Of the six players on the practice squad thus far, I think Hayworth Hicks has the best shot at making the 53-man roster at some point this year.
  • The Colts got an offensive lineman (Person) and a nose tackle (Tevaseu) but no cornerback. They released one, however (Johnson). The best corner option for the Colts was not on waivers, though. That is former Eagle Joselio Hanson. I could totally see Ryan Grigson making a push for him.
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