With training camps beginning all around the NFL this week and the Indianapolis Colts reporting to camp this weekend, the team made a roster move to bring their roster to 90 players. Today, the Colts announced that they have signed undrafted free agent cornerback Raymon Taylor.
Taylor (a 5-10, 184 pound corner), played collegiately at the University of Michigan, where he played in 46 games (starting 31 of them) and recorded 171 tackles (2.5 for loss), 0.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, six interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. In his senior season in 2014, Taylor played in ten games and started eight, notching 38 tackles (one for loss) and six passes defensed, and in 2013 he started 12 games and racked up 86 tackles (most on the team) and four picks (second-most on the team), also notching 1.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, nine passes defensed, and a fumble recovery in his junior year. Taylor was undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but the Houston Texans brought him in for a tryout during rookie mini-camp. They didn't sign him, however, and so he went without a team this offseason until the Colts signed him today.
This is a very minor roster move for the Colts, but it gives them more depth at cornerback, giving them ten players at the position now. Taylor will get a chance to compete during training camp and preseason, and while it will be a great opportunity for him to get experience and try to impress a team (whether its the Colts or someone else), it also gives the Colts another body at the position to play during preseason.