The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they have elevated outside linebacker Daniel Adongo from the practice squad to the active roster and have waived running back Josh Robinson.
Adongo was signed by the Colts out of an African rugby league, playing at "the highest level of pro rugby in the world," according to the Colts. He joined the Colts as a project player in 2013 and spent training camp that year learning the ins and outs of American football, and he spent the first 12 games of the season on Indy's practice squad. He was then elevated to the active roster and appeared in two games, playing on special teams. In 2014, he showed some improvement early on in training camp but was injured in preseason and spent the entire season on injured reserve. This year, he was once again with the team in training camp and was signed to the team's practice squad after camp, where he spent the first nine weeks of this season.
The 6-5, 252 pound linebacker will likely contribute primarily on special teams. We haven't been able to see his development as closely (since he was on the practice squad), but he's a guy with great athleticism and physicality who simply needs to put it together on the field to be a good player. It's unclear whether he can do that, but at the very least he should be able to help out on special teams.
Josh Robinson was drafted by the Colts in the sixth round of this year's draft out of Mississippi State and is a talented player, but his progression has been slowed by fumbling issues. He had a very impressive preseason and made the team out of camp, and he played in five games this year for Indy. He carried the ball 17 times for 39 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards, but his fumbling issues showed up again. The Colts then signed Ahmad Bradshaw to take over the backup running back role, and Zurlon Tipton took over as the number three back. Robinson has been inactive in the last several games, and the Colts have now decided to waive him. It wouldn't at all be a surprise to see him land on the practice squad if he clears waivers, as he's a guy who the Colts shouldn't give up on yet.
Despite today's roster moves, the Colts still have two open spots on their 53-man roster. A quarterback will surely fill one of them, but it tells us that there are still more moves coming for the Colts at some point.