The Indianapolis Colts today made a minor roster move, as they claimed quarterback Josh Woodrum off of waivers from the New York Giants and waived-injured tight end Mike McFarland. If McFarland clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts' injured reserve list.
The signing of Woodrum would seem to indicate that the Colts weren't overly impressed by the performance of any of the tryout quarterbacks the team had in during rookie mini-camp this past weekend. Massachusetts' Blake Frohnapfel, Southern Utah's Ammon Olsen, and Florida State's Everett Golson were the quarterbacks invited by the Colts on a tryout basis, but it appears as if none of them impressed enough to be signed. Woodrum joins Andrew Luck, Scott Tolzien, and Stephen Morris as the quarterbacks on the Colts roster.
Woodrum was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants a few days ago, though he was waived after just three days with New York. The 6-3, 231 pound quarterback was a four-year starter at Liberty (starting 44 games total) and threw for a school-record 10,266 yards during his tenure along with 59 touchdown passes while completing 63.9% of his passes with a passing efficiency of 140.9. He also recorded 424 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing, was a three-time captain, and was a three-time Big South All-Conference second team honoree. He participated in the 2016 NFLPA game this year.
As far as McFarland goes, he was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 30 to add depth to their tight end position, but he's obviously dealing with an injury that led to him being waived-injured. Last year, he spent his entire rookie season on the Houston Texans' injured reserve list, and now he will revert to the Colts' IR if he clears waivers.