The Indianapolis Colts are adding depth to the cornerback position. Today the team announced they have signed D.J. White to the active roster, and also added Denzel Rice to the practice squad. The team also waived center Dillon Day and released cornerback Channing Stribling from the practice squad.
We have claimed CB D.J. White off waivers (from KC) and signed CB Denzel Rice to the practice squad: https://t.co/6W13XNApw6 pic.twitter.com/dXm8HtsrQs— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 6, 2017
White, who was selected in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Kanas City Chiefs played 11 games with the team that season. That year, he accounted for 11 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 passes defensed. This year, he has not played at all.
Denzel Rice originally signed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 has an un-drafted free agent. Rice has played in seven career games and made 9 tackles with the Houston Texans and Eagles.
The additions to the secondary could show that Vontae Davis or Quincy Wilson may miss extended time. Davis missed the most recent game against the Texans due to personal reasons, and the rookie Wilson hasn’t played since week 2.
As of now the team hasn’t made a comment regarding Davis or Wilson, but the signings of two cornerbacks in the same day has fans prepared for the worst.