Don't let these roster moves fool you into thinking this is some kind of a big story. It's the normal NFL blood-letting after a Sunday game, when the doctors have submitted their reports and the front office knows who is and isn't hurt.
Colts make roster moves Tuesday night: Indy signs TE Weslye Saunders to the active roster. Waived OLB Jerry Brown and QB Chandler Harnish...— Tom James (@TribStarTJames) October 17, 2012
The only issue with releasing Harnish is that he is a pretty good, young quarterback. It is very possible another team could claim him via waivers. If I'm a club like Cleveland, I definitely take a shot at Harnish. Brandon Weeden is a 29-year-old rookie, and the people who drafted him last year are soon to be unemployed.
Plus, Harnish knows the Colts playbook, and the Colts host the Browns this Sunday.
If Harnish passes through waivers, look for the Colts to add him to their practice squad.
Former Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders is another former Bruce Arians player from his days in Pittsburgh. He played his college ball at South Carolina, and went undrafted in 2011. Interesting side note: His first reception as a pro came on September 25th, 2011. He was playing for the Steelers against the Colts that night.