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Colts Roster Moves: Deyshawn Bond to IR, Sean Spence Released

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The Colts signed center Mike Person and guard Kyle Kalis as well as placing center Deyshawn Bond on injured reserve and releasing Sean Spence. Additionally, they signed tight end Evan Baylis to the practice squad and placed tight end Marcus Lucas on the Practice Squad Injured list.

Mike Person is an example of the Kansas City connection at work as he was a backup guard there after bouncing around the league with various teams since 2011. He did start 14 games for the Falcons in 2015 and will offer an experienced backup on this injury-riddled offensive line.

Kyle Kalis is a rookie undrafted free agent out of Michigan who was signed from the Washington Redskins practice squad. He was viewed as a smart player with good fundamentals and technique but limited athleticism during the draft.

Deyshawn Bond going to IR is a shame because the Indianapolis native had really done an admirable job stepping into a difficult situation with the replacement of Ryan Kelly. As a rookie undrafted free agent, he certainly was not perfect but did as much or more than the Colts could have asked of him.

Sean Spence was one of the more experienced players on the very young Colts defense, but it was relatively clear even in training camp that the Colts did not intend to utilize him extensively either immediately or in the long term. Given the struggles at the linebacker position Spence seemed like someone who could have an impact, but that never really materialized into anything.