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Colts claim Lavar Edwards off of waivers, cut Darryl Morris

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The Indianapolis Colts today claimed outside linebacker Lavar Edwards off of waivers from the Carolina Panthers and waived cornerback Darryl Morris.

Edwards appeared in five games for the Panthers this year before he was cut yesterday. He recorded seven tackles, a sack, and a pass defensed this year. In 17 career NFL games (one start), he has recorded 17 tackles, a sack, and two passes defensed during time spent with the Tennessee Titans (2013), the Dallas Cowboys (2013), the Chicago Bears (2015), and the Carolina Panthers (2016). He was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU by the Titans.

The move adds depth to the outside linebacker position for the Colts, which is much needed. The team has struggled to find players there anyway this year, and now they will be without Curt Maggitt for the time being as he is week-to-week with an ankle injury. So the move to add Edwards adds a depth piece for the Colts at the outside linebacker position.

To make room for him, the team waived Darryl Morris, who they originally signed as a free agent shortly before the season began. He played in all six games this year (starting one) and recorded 15 tackles, a pass defensed, and a special teams tackle.