Shortly after agreeing to terms with cornerback Antonio Cromartie, the Indianapolis Colts announced a different and more minor roster move. The team signed wide receiver Justin Berger and waived wide receivers Marcus Leak and Andrew Opoku.
Berger (6-2, 198 pounds) played collegiately at Wyoming, where he played in 27 games and caught seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, also adding one carry for eight yards and a touchdown on the ground. Before his time at Wyoming, he played at Diablo Valley Community College (in California). He wasn’t signed anywhere after the draft, but the Colts decided to bring him in and give him a shot in the preseason. He’s very much a long shot, but with 90-man rosters at this time of year it makes sense for teams to be rotating guys in and out to get a better idea of who might stick around.
Neither of the two guys waived seemed to have much of a shot at making it on the roster (or even past the first roster cutdowns next week). Marcus Leak was an intriguing undrafted rookie out of Maryland, but he was injured for most of training camp and hadn’t seen preseason action yet either. Opoku was just signed last week by the Colts and played in the game on Saturday, assisting on a special teams tackle. He played collegiately at Fork Union Military Academy (in Virginia), Connecticut, and Delaware.