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Colts sign Josh Boyd, waive Curt Maggitt with an injury settlement

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The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive tackle Josh Boyd and waived outside linebacker Curt Maggitt with an injury settlement.

Boyd was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the Packers (2013-2015), playing in 26 games and starting four while recording 28 tackles and one pass defensed. He missed most of the 2015 season due to an ankle injury and was released last May. He didn’t play anywhere last year, but he’s now getting another shot as the Colts signed him to their 90-man roster.

Most Colts fans will probably be more interested in the player the Colts cut today, however, as they waived Curt Maggitt. He was a highly-regarded undrafted free agent signing last year out of Tennessee who made the 53-man roster and wound up playing in nine games, recording seven tackles. Unfortunately, though, he dealt with a number of injuries. He had a hip injury that he was recovering from last offseason, and then during the season he dealt with an ankle injury, a concussion, and then ultimately a knee injury that landed him on IR in December.

Maggitt is a player with potential but who wasn’t able to stay on the field with the Colts, and the fact that they waived him with an injury settlement obviously means that he’s not fully recovered yet. So the Colts have opted to move on, and while they could explore re-signing him at a later date when he’s healthy, they signed Josh Boyd to the 90-man roster to compete along the defensive line.