The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tight end Cameron Clear.
Clear (6-5, 277 pounds) was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason out of Texas A&M. He spent the offseason and training camp with the Steelers, but he was injured and placed on injured reserve near the end of preseason. A few weeks later, the Steelers waived him from IR. Collegiately, Clear spent two seasons at Texas A&M and played in 24 games. He caught nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown during his time there. Before that, he played at the University of Tennessee during his freshman year (playing in 11 games) and then at Arizona Western Community College the following season in 2012.
The signing of Clear is a typical offseason move as the Colts look to fill out their 90-man roster. They simply want to give the tight end a shot with them to see what he can do. This really doesn't mean anything when it comes to the contract situations of Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, who will both become free agents in less than a month. Don't read into this move as one that means that one of the other tight ends is possibly gone, as this is simply a depth move motivated by the 90-man offseason roster and the desire to see what different players can do.