The Indianapolis Colt announced a roster move, but it wasn't a re-signing nor was it a release. Rather, the team announced that they have signed defensive end Earl Okine to their active roster.
Okine played last season in the Fall Experimental Football League (yeah, I guess that's a thing) as well as in the Arena Football League. In 16 games with the AFL's Orlando Predators, Okine recorded 5.5 sacks. Okine, who is a 6-6, 284 pound lineman, played collegiately at Florida from 2009-2012, where he played in 42 career games and made 27 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his career. He spent some time with the Houston Texans in 2013 during the offseason and training camp before being released, and he played in 2014 in the FXFL and AFL.
Ryan Grigson has shown a tendency to look in other places for talent, and he has signed a number of players from the CFL (Jerrell Freeman, Henoc Muamba, Duron Carter, Ben Heenan), as well as an African rugby player (Daniel Adongo). Now, he's even going to the FXFL to find talent. Teams are permitted to have 90-players on their offseason roster so it's worth a shot to bring Okine in, but he's really going to be fighting to stick around in camp.
So, the first free agent roster move the Colts made in March? They signed Earl Okine from the Fall Experimental Football League and the Arena Football League. Exciting times, indeed.