Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans claimed inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera off of waivers from the Indianapolis Colts, keeping Herrera in the AFC South.
Herrera was waived by the Colts on Wednesday after spending over a year with the team. He was drafted by Indianapolis last year in the sixth round out of Georgia, and after working with them in the offseason, training camp, and preseason, he wound up on their practice squad for the regular season. He stayed there for the entirety of the season, except for three games in which he was signed to the active roster. This offseason, he again worked with the team and was with them for almost the entire camp, but he was ultimately waived.
It was a somewhat interesting decision to waive Herrera, not because of the move itself but because of the timing of it. With D’Qwell Jackson, Nate Irving, Sio Moore, Edwin Jackson, Josh McNary, Junior Sylvestre, and this year’s fourth round pick Antonio Morrison at inside linebacker already, Herrera’s chances of making the roster were slim. But the Colts simply replaced Herrera with undrafted free agent Anthony Sarao, making the release of Herrera much more interesting. It shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s getting another chance with the rosters at 90 players during this time of year, so he’ll get a chance to compete for a spot with the Titans - whether on the active roster or the practice squad.