The Indianapolis Colts filled the open spot on their 90-man roster this morning by signing safety Alden Darby.
Darby (5-10, 194 pounds) spent the offseason and training camp with the New Orleans Saints, though he was waived on August 6. In 2015, he spent training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers and, though he was waived during final cuts, he was signed to the Saints practice squad and spent most of the season there. In 2014, he spent the offseason program and training camp with the San Diego Chargers (who signed him as an undrafted free agent) but he was waived during camp. Darby played collegiately at Arizona State, where he appeared in 50 games (starting 28) and recorded 217 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 26 passes defensed, ten picks, three forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries. As a junior he was named second-team All-Pac 12, and then as a senior in 2013 he was named first-team All-Pac 12.
The signing adds depth at safety for the Colts, who have been dealing with some injuries in the secondary recently. As always during this time of year, the Colts are making plenty of moves as they attempt to find players who could help them and stick around, whether on the active roster or the practice squad.