The Indianapolis Colts today made another move in their secondary, signing cornerback Darryl Morris and waiving cornerback Frankie Williams.
Morris has a bit of NFL experience, as he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers out of Texas State in 2013. He spent 2013 with the 49ers, and then was with the Houston Texans from 2014-2015. This offseason, he spent time with the New York Jets but was waived during final cuts this past weekend. He has played in 36 career games (starting one) and has recorded 39 tackles, an interception, six passes defensed, and 13 special teams tackles.
To make room for Morris on the 53-man roster, the Colts waived Frankie Williams, who was a feel-good story for making the team. He was an undrafted free agent out of Purdue who originally was just a tryout player in rookie mini-camp, but he impressed enough to make the 90-man roster. Then this preseason, with injuries at corner, Williams impressed, ultimately making the roster. But the Colts have been busy reworking their secondary, which meant Williams was cut. With an open practice squad spot, it would make a ton of sense for Williams to be signed to the Colts practice squad if he clears waivers.
The Colts have now added defensive backs Matthias Farley, Neiko Thorpe, and Darryl Morris within the last 24 hours, really attempting to bolster a cornerback position plagued by injuries.