The Indianapolis Colts today made a minor roster move, promoting tackle Jeremy Vujnovich from the practice squad to the active roster, filling their final open spot. To fill Vujnovich’s spot on the practice squad, the Colts signed guard Kitt O’Brien.
Vujnovich is a familiar face for the Colts, as he’s spent time on both the practice squad and the active roster this season. He was on the active roster for two weeks in October, playing on special teams in Indy’s week four game against the Jaguars and being inactive for their week five game against the Bears. He spent the first couple of weeks on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster, and then after they waived him the Colts re-signed him to the practice squad, where he’s remained since. He spent this year’s offseason program, training camp, and preseason with the Colts before he was waived during final cuts, and he spent the past two years before that on the Packers’ practice squad.
It makes sense for the Colts to add a lineman, as Jack Mewhort was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Furthermore, Joe Reitz missed practice yesterday with a back injury, while Denzelle Good is still working his way back from a concussion. So the Colts can definitely use some depth along the line, particularly at tackle - since most of the depth they have now is at guard, with Le’Raven Clark previously being perhaps the top backup tackle (which isn’t good). So the Colts hope that Vujnovich doesn’t have to play this weekend, but it makes sense to add another lineman to the active roster just in case.