The Indianapolis Colts made another roster move today, as they claimed defensive back Tyvis Powell off of waivers from the Browns and waived cornerback Reggie Porter.
Powell was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State in 2016. He played in eight games for the Seahawks last year as a rookie, recording thre special teams tackles. Seattle waived him following the regular season, however, and he was eventually signed by the Browns. But after participating in their offseason program, the Browns waived him a few days ago - on the very same day he was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at an Indians game. Collegiately, Powell played in 42 games at Ohio State (starting 33) and racked up 195 tackles, eight picks, and 16 passes defensed.
Even though the Colts list him as a defensive back, he’s a safety and should compete for a roster spot at that area - and his experience on special teams could help his cause. Either way, he’s another guy worth taking a flier on this offseason for the Colts after his rookie season in Seattle.
As for Porter, he was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Utah earlier this offseason.