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Jets sign Josh Martin off of Colts practice squad, Colts add John Wetzel

Outside linebacker Josh Martin was signed off of the Colts' practice squad today by the Jets, so Indy replaced him by signing offensive tackle John Wetzel to their practice squad.

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Tuesday is the Colts' off day, and while sometimes there's significant news coming out on that day (such as Pep Hamilton being fired or Andrew Luck having a lacerated kidney, both of which were announced on Tuesdays), it is typically a time for teams to evaluate players and tweak their rosters.

The Colts didn't make any major changes today, but they did add a player to the practice squad, signing offensive tackle John Wetzel.  The team had the room on the roster to sign Wetzel because the New York Jets signed outside linebacker Josh Martin off of the Colts' practice squad to their active roster.

Wetzel worked out for the Colts last week and, with Anthony Castonzo week-to-week with an MCL sprain, the Colts now have an extra body for practice.  The 6-7, 328 pound lineman spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.  He was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College in 2013, but he was waived after training camp.  The Cowboys signed him to their practice squad later that year, and he spent the entire 2014 season on their practice squad as well.  This year, he spent the first nine games of the season on the practice squad before being released earlier this month.  The Colts brought him in for a workout last week and have decided to give him a shot on their own practice squad, at least for the time being.

Martin was signed to the Colts' practice squad on October 31 after tackle Ulrick John was signed by the Miami Dolphins.  The 6-3, 245 pound linebacker was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of Columbia University.  He played in five games for the Chiefs in 2013 (including the playoffs) and made one start, in 2014, he appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs, then this year played in two games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he was released mid-October.  In his career, he has played in 21 games (one start) and has recorded 14 tackles, 0.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and 13 special teams tackles.  The Jets signed him off of the Colts' practice squad to replace Quinton Coples, the former first round pick who was recently waived by New York.