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Colts sign Lee Hightower to reserve/future contract

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The Indianapolis Colts today made another roster move, signing safety Lee Hightower to a reserve/future contract.

Colts fans probably remember Hightower’s name, as he was a guy who was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent last offseason out of the University of Houston. He was with the Texans during their rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis but wasn’t signed, but the Colts wound up signing him. He spent the offseason and training camp with the Colts before he was waived as a part of final roster cuts. During the season, Hightower spent time on the practice squad with both the Colts and the Redskins. During his career at Houston, he played in 20 games (starting seven) and recorded 65 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defensed, and a forced fumble. He began his collegiate career at Boise State for two seasons before transferring to Houston.

This move is perfectly in line with the type of moves that teams make around this time of year, as they’re working to fill out their 90-man roster for when the rosters expand. In the meantime, they sign guys to reserve/future contracts. The Colts have been busy signing guys to reserve/future deals, as with the signing of Hightower they’ve now got eleven players inked to such deals who will have a spot on the 90-man roster when they expand. The other players signed so far to reserve/future deals are outside linebacker Lavar Edwards, wide receiver Marcus Leak, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback Tevin Mitchel, quarterback Stephen Morris, guard Adam Redmond, wide receiver Tevaun Smith, cornerback Larry Scott, kicker Devon Bell, and outside linebacker Alex Bazzie.