The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp one week from today, so they’re doing some shuffling at the bottom of their 90-man roster. The team today signed tight end Emil Igwenagu and waived quarterback Josh Woodrum.
The Colts list Igwenagu (6-2, 245 puonds) as a tight end, though he has played a fullback/tight end hybrid role during his career - both collegiately at the University of Massachusetts and then in the NFL as well. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Massachusetts (where he played in 41 games and caught 75 passes for 821 yards and four scores). He played in three games and started one for the Eagles as a rookie, and then in 2013 he spent time on both the active roster and practice squad but didn’t appear in any games. In 2014, he spent the entire season with the Detroit Lions on their practice squad, though he was waived by the team the following season during final roster cuts. Does the signing of Igwenagu signify that the Colts are wanting to use their tight ends in a hybrid role with some fullback play too (like they’ve done with Dwayne Allen before), or is it simply another bottom of the roster signing that is common around this time of year? The latter is more likely, the but possibility of the former is at least worth noting.
To make room for Igwenagu, the Colts waived Josh Woodrum, who was signed by the Colts after the undrafted free agent, who played collegiately at Liberty, was waived by the New York Giants earlier this offseason. The move means that the Colts will enter training camp with three quarterbacks (which is normal), with Andrew Luck as the starter, Scott Tolzien as the number two, and Stephen Morris as the number three.