The Indianapolis Colts this afternoon signed wide receiver Tevaun Smith to their practice squad, which was an expected move as long as he cleared waivers.
Smith was waived yesterday by the team, and to fill his roster spot the Colts signed wide receiver Marcus Leak from the practice squad to the active roster. Since that left an open spot on the practice squad, the obvious move was to sign the rookie Smith back to the practice squad, where he had spent the first several weeks of the season. So essentially, Smith and Leak just swapped spots from the active roster to the practice squad.
By signing Smith back to the practice squad the Colts will be able to continue to work with him, as he’s a talented player and showed those skills during training camp and preseason with the team. After a few weeks on the practice squad to begin the season, the Colts promoted him to the active roster due to injuries at the position, though he played sparingly. This past week he was a healthy inactive with Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, and Chester Rogers back. So while it’s still a bit strange that the Colts simply swapped Marcus Leak and Tevaun Smith on the active roster (especially since Leak doesn’t have a ton of return experience), the bottom line is that this is a minor roster move and Smith is back on the practice squad to continue working and developing his skills.