The Indianapolis Colts work out plenty of players throughout the NFL season, and these workouts often come on or around Tuesday (their off day). According to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the team recently worked out six players: wide receiver Torrence Allen, running back Zac Brooks, cornerback Jamell Fleming, linebacker Luke Rhodes, offensive lineman Kristjan Sokuli, and running back Brandon Wegher.
As with most workouts, the team is looking to stay updated on their list of contacts in case they need to sign someone at a certain position. So there’s no guarantee that anything will come of these workouts, but they are at least players the Colts seem interested-enough in to see what they can do.
Allen spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Chargers, as he was on their practice squad in 2014 and was on injured reserve in 2015. This year, he was cut during the first wave of roster cuts as he caught just one pass for seven yards in three games.
Brooks was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of this year’s draft out of Clemson, but he didn’t make it past the first wave of cuts. In two preseason games, he rushed six times for 17 yards (2.8 yards per carry) and caught one pass for four yards. Collegiately, he was a primary backup in 2013 and 2015 for Clemson.
Fleming was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2012 draft out of Oklahoma, and he has spent time with the Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs in his career. He has played in 46 games (starting seven) and has recorded 70 tackles and nine passes defensed. He started four games for the Chiefs in 2014 (playing in seven) and then played in all 16 games last year, but Kansas City cut him during final roster cuts this year.
Rhodes was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of William & Mary this offseason, and during the preseason he recorded 17 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in four games before he was cut. Collegiately, he played in 47 games and recorded 341 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. The Colts had interest in him before the draft, as they put him through a workout.
Sokoli was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Buffalo, and he played in one game for Seattle last year. He played in three games this preseason before he was waived.
Wegher’s workout was already reported perviously by his agent, and he was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers last offseason out of Morningside College. He was on the Panthers active roster all year in 2015, though he was inactive on gameday for all but one game. This preseason, he played in four games and rushed 32 times for 83 yards (2.6 yards per carry) and caught three passes for seven yards before he was waived during final roster cuts.