A minor roster move was made by the Colts this morning, as the team signed linebacker Shawn Loiseau, bringing their roster to 90.
Loiseau was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Merrimack by the Houston Texans back in 2012 before being waived just prior to the 2012 season. The Colts signed him to a reserve/futures contract in January 2013, waived a couple of months laster, and then re-signed in August for camp - before, once again, being waived prior to the season. Most recently, Loiseau was with the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League, where he notched 23 tackles (4 for loss), 1 sack, and 2 passes defensed in 5 games played.
Loiseau is basically just a camp body who will fill in for the Colts, who need bodies at linebacker right now. Andrew Jackson and Josh McNary are both still out, and then today Kelvin Sheppard got injured as well. The Colts need depth and more players there for training camp and preseason, and thus the signing of Loiseau. I get bringing back Loiseau because he's familiar with the team, the system, etc. and can step in pretty much right away. For a guy signed primarily as another body in camp, that's important and makes sense. But if it were me, I would rather take a chance on a guy with a lot of potential (like the Colts did yesterday with signing wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson) rather than signing a guy who has been with you before but who didn't really impress. I do get it, however, and I know that the Colts absolutely needed another linebacker for camp and preseason, and that's why they signed Shawn Loiseau today.