The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent tight end Henry Krieger-Coble and waived offensive lineman Adam Redmond.
Krieger-Coble (6-4, 248, 25) spent the summer with the Colts in training camp and the preseason. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos following the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent almost all of that season on the practice squad but was elevated to the active roster for the final two weeks of the 2016 season.
Krieger-Coble played in all four 2017 preseason games for the Colts (1 start), totaling 4 catches for 30 yards (7.5 avg). He was waived during preseason cuts and signed to the practice squad. He was released from the practice squad on September 26.
With Krieger-Coble being signed, however, it indicates that there is concern over whether or not starting tight end Jack Doyle (concussion/neck) will play on Sunday. He has practiced on a limited basis all week but has yet to clear the concussion protocol. If Doyle can’t go, Brandon Williams and Darrell Daniels will start, with Krieger-Coble serving as the third tight end.
By waiving Redmond, it basically leaves no doubt that starting center Ryan Kelly is back. Kelly was already declared back by head coach Chuck Pagano this week, and letting go of a depth piece at that position reiterates that.
After losing rookie Deyshawn Bond (quad)—who started the first four games in Kelly’s place—Mike Person now becomes the backup center.