The Indianapolis Colts made a roster move today, signing undrafted free agent cornerback Frankie Williams out of Purdue. In order to make room on the 90-man roster for Williams, the team waived offensive tackle Davante Harris.
Williams was invited to rookie mini-camp with the Colts on a tryout basis this weekend, and it obviously didn't take long for him to make an impression. On just the second day of the three day mini-camp, the Colts actually signed Williams to a contract. Harris, on the other hand, was signed as an undrafted free agent last week but likely didn't impress as much this weekend as others. That's a big reason why teams bring in tryout guys to their camps, as it gives them the opportunity to see more players and perhaps find some contributors in that way.
Williams (5-9, 190 pounds) played in 48 games at Purdue (starting 38) and recorded 227 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumbles, 36 passes defensed, ten interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and a blocked kick. He also returned 32 punts during his career at Purdue (averaging 10.4 yards per return) and 22 kickoffs (averaging 23 yards per return).