The Indianapolis Colts made a roster move today, signing cornerback Winston Rose and waiving safety Akeem Davis.
Rose was originally signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent shortly after this year's draft and he was with the Rams in rookie mini-camp. They waived him a week ago, however, and today the Colts signed him. He played collegiately at New Mexico State, where the 6-0, 180 pound corner played in 25 games (starting 14) and recorded 105 tackles (three for loss), 13 passes defensed, five interceptions, and a fumble recovery. Before his time at New Mexico State, he played two seasons at Los Angeles Valley College (2011-2012), where he was a second-team All-Conference selection in 2011 and a first-team selection in 2012.
As for Davis, the Colts originally claimed him off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks in mid-December last year. He saw some action on special teams for the Colts, and he signed an exclusive rights contract with the Colts earlier this offseason. Today, however, they decided to part ways with him.
This move is one that simply adds more depth at cornerback, as the Colts are looking for someone to step up. If they knew that Akeem Davis wasn't going to be in their plans for the 2016 season, then it makes sense to bring in someone else to see what he can do this offseason and perhaps in training camp. Like all undrafted players, Rose faces an uphill battle to make the roster, but the Colts are giving him a chance to compete.