The Indianapolis Colts made another practice squad move and continue to churn this roster in order to bring in necessary talent. The Colts signed safety Rolan Milligan to the practice squad and released quarterback Phillip Walker from the practice squad.
We have signed S Rolan Milligan to the practice squad and released QB Phillip Walker from the practice squad: https://t.co/f8PA823Pyk pic.twitter.com/pzRyEANcmT— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 23, 2018
Walker has been part of the revolving door that has been the practice squad as of late, being signed and released a few times in the past couple weeks. This latest move was the Colts’ sixteenth sign/release involving the practice squad in some capacity in October alone.
Milligan (5-foot-10, 200 pounds) was originally signed as an UDFA by the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 and has spent the majority of his young career with the Detroit Lions. He had been moved up from their practice squad to the active roster last season, but apparently didn’t see the field.
The Colts have put Matthias Farley on IR, signed Mike Mitchell who has filled in very nicely and Clayton Geathers is fighting a neck injury and concussion symptoms of late. Otherwise, the Colts have Corey Moore and George Odum currently on the roster at the position. Maybe Milligan offers some competition for those two to remain on the active roster, but at 24 years old, my guess is that Milligan is a signing purely out of due diligence on Chris Ballard’s part.
This time of season appears to be where Ballard does a lot of this type of work. Maybe he stays, maybe he doesn’t, but you should expect more of these sort of signings over the course of the next couple months.