The Indianapolis Colts today made a roster move that was expected, as they filled the open spot on their 53-man roster by signing tackle Jeremy Vujnovich from their practice squad.
Vujnovich spent the offseason and training camp with the Colts, but he was waived as a part of final roster cutdowns at the end of the preseason. He spent the last two seasons on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Louisiana State.
It was expected that the Colts would add an offensive lineman to their active roster, especially since they had an open roster spot. Chuck Pagano indicated as much yesterday that it’s a move the Colts might make, and it’s motivated by the injury situations along the line. Jonotthan Harrison is out due to an emergency appendectomy he had this week, while right guard Denzelle Good and right tackle Joe Reitz are both questionable. If neither of them can go, it would be Joe Haeg starting at one of the spots and then either Austin Blythe, Le’Raven Clark, or Jeremy Vujnovich at the other spot. It’s possible that the decision to sign a tackle speaks to more concern about Reitz’s status than Good’s, but it could also simply maen that the Colts are more comfortable with their depth at guard than at tackle. Either way, there are some questions along the offensive line and that led to the Colts adding an offensive lineman to the active roster for depth reasons.