The Indianapolis Colts today made a minor roster move to swap bottom-of-the-roster tight ends, as they signed tight end Konrad Reuland and waived Nick Truesdell.
Reuland (6-5, 254 pounds) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers (meaning he played with Andrew Luck in college). He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad with the 49ers, and then spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the New York Jets, playing in 26 games and starting three. He spent time on both the Ravens and Colts practices squads in 214 and then spent time on the Ravens active roster and practice squad last year, playing in four games (starting one). In 30 career NFL games, he has made four starts and has caught 12 passes for 90 yards, averaging 7.5 yards per catch.
Truesdell was signed just two days ago by the Colts, meaning we’re truly in training camp mode as some of the depth guys are shuffled in and out. He played collegiately at Cincinnati and Grand Rapids Community College, and then played professionally in the Indoor Football League and Arena Football League in the past few seasons. He was previously a wide receiver, but the Colts brought him in as a tight end. Either way, he was a long-shot to make the roster in the first place, so this move is a very minor one.
At tight end, the Colts continue to look for players to compete for the number three tight end spot, but so far it seems to be all about Erik Swoope. Darion Griswold is on the PUP, Mike Miller was waived last week, and Chase Coffman and Emil Igwenagu are recent additions who are long-shots to make it. At this point, if Swoope can’t make it that’s his own fault and it’s saying a lot.