The Colts have signed offensive tackle Jared Machorro to the team after he participated in their 2018 Rookie Mini-Camp as tryout candidate. Center Anthony Fabiano was released to make room for Machorro.
Machorro played in 41 games in his time at Texas A&M Commerce, dominating the competition as one of the program’s most highly decorated linemen. An 11-time All-American who received 4 First Team All-American accolades his senior year, Machorro was a part of the 2017 Division II National Championship team.
He helped lead the charge on the line for a team that in 2016 had the #1 passing offense and #1 scoring offense, while also allowing the fewest sacks in the conference. Macharro will step into an offensive line room that is crowded with bodies but will have every opportunity to compete for a role. The right tackle spot is up for grabs, and if he can make an impression, he could edge out other players and earn himself a depth role and time to develop.
Anthony Fabiano is a second-year player who was undrafted out of Harvard. He has bounced around the league in those two years, collecting 9 total games played, with two starts for the Colts. Given the number of interior linemen that have been added and the level of competition, it is not altogether surprising to see a cut made here.
The Colts have a long track record of success with regard to signing UDFA’s. If an UDFA makes the roster this season, it will be the 20th year in a row that at least one player signed as a UDFA makes the team.