The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Andrew Opoku and waived wide receiver Andre Debose.
Opoku is a 6-4, 225 pound receiver who originally was a tryout participant in the Baltimore Ravens' rookie minicamp earlier this year. He first played collegiately at Connecticut, where he played linebacker from 2010-2011. In 2011, he appeared in all 12 games and recorded ten tackles. He then transferred to Delaware, where he made the switch to wide receiver. Between receiver and linebacker, Opoku appeared in 33 games and caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown while also recording 19 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and a blocked punt.
The Colts earlier today waived receiver Josh Boyce, and the reasoning behind that move was that they wanted to get a better look at some of their younger receivers - like Chester Rogers and Tevaun Smith. The Colts are still looking for their fourth and fifth receivers, so it's not really a surprise that they're bringing in other guys to see what they can do. The biggest thing Opoku has going for him right now is his size (6-4), as the Colts don't really have anyone to fill the tall receiver role.
To make room for Opoku, the team waived Andre Debose, who was signed during training camp. He was viewed primarily as a returner and didn't see many reps at all in camp or in the preseason opener, so it's not a surprise at all to see him cut. Keep in mind, though, that the team still has a roster spot open thanks to the release of Boyce this morning, as no corresponding move has been announced yet.