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Colts Sign CBs Chris Culliver, Corey White, Place Darryl Morris on IR, Waive-Injured Blake Muir

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The Colts are adding much needed depth to the secondary by signing Chris Culliver and Corey White

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Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard continues to make moves to improve the defense. The Colts have just signed free agent cornerbacks, Chris Culliver and Corey White. They have also placed Darryl Morris on injured reserve, and waived-injured guard Blake Muir.

Culliver, who is 29 years old, was drafted by the San Fransisco 49ers in the third-round of the 2011 draft. Previously playing for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, he has amassed seven interceptions and two forced fumbles in his career.

Corey White, who is 26 years old, was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2012 draft by the New Orleans Saints, and has also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, and Buffalo Bills. He has broken up 22 passes, intercepted 7 passes, and forced two fumbles in his time with those teams.

Darryl Morris, who played with the Colts in 2016, also has spent time with the Houston Texans and San Fransisco 49ers. Blake Muir was a 2017 free agent signing by the Colts, after he spent a majority of his rookie season on the practice squads of the Green bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons.

Generally speaking, the Colts’ cornerbacks have not played well in the preseason. Adding two solid veterans like White and Culliver to the position group can only be a positive to the younger cornerbacks. Vontae Davis was the team’s only true proven cornerback, and they didn’t feel comfortable with that thought heading into the regular season. The signing of these two players immediately adds much needed depth to the secondary.