The Indianapolis Colts tonight announced a few roster moves, as they signed guard Dionte Savage and waived tackle Matt Hall and guard Kitt O'Brien.
Savage is a 6-4, 335 pound lineman who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins out of the University of Oklahoma earlier this May. The team waived him a few days ago on August 4, and the Colts tonight decided to sign him. He spent two seasons at Oklahoma, playing in 23 games and starting seven. He played 11 games in 2014 and started six, being named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by coaches and being named a second-team Academic All-Big 12. Before coming to Oklahoma, Savage excelled at Arizona Western.
To make room on the roster for Savage, the Colts waived not just one other offensive lineman but two. Matt Hall spent the 2014 offseason and training camp with the Colts after playing in college at Belhaven University, and he spent the entire 2014 season on injured reserve with the Colts. They waived him earlier this year to make room for some undrafted free agents, but a few days before training camp began this year the team re-signed him.
Kitt O'Brien serves as a reminder of why the NFL is often called the "Not For Long" league, as he was just signed by the Colts yesterday. He was signed on Friday, practiced with the team on Friday and Saturday, and then was waived today after spending the last two seasons with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
Ultimately, this is just a minor roster move along the offensive line, but Savage is a player who the Colts obviously want to see on the field and want to work with some, as guard is a spot they could use help at. At the very least, it gives them another body for training camp and preseason. This also means that the Colts have an open roster spot on their 90-man roster, so we could see them make another roster move at some point soon.