Per this Tweet:
We have signed S Robenson Therezie and released DT Caraun Reid: https://t.co/vkA7AWcY5B pic.twitter.com/19nYVdNpfW— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 18, 2018
The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive tackle Caraun Reid and have signed safety Robenson Therezie.
Reid faced an uphill battle to make the roster in what has become a deep defensive line battle. How much actual defensive tackle talent is on the roster remains to be seen but this much is clear: Caraun Reid wasn’t beating anyone out. Ian Rapoport reported that the timing of Reid’s release was to give him time to catch on with another team:
The #Colts are releasing DT Caraun Reid, source said. He had battled a hamstring injury but is healthy now. With a position of depth, Indy released him so he could find work before the season begins and he should be able to.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2018
While there may be some truth to that, it seems that the Colts added preseason depth to a maligned group of safeties and even if Caraun Reid is a really great guy, the team is always going to act in the team’s best interest.
As a result Matt Eberflus and company welcome Therezie, a 5’9” 210 lb defensive back. Undrafted out of Auburn in 2015, Therezie signed with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent time in 2015 and 2016 with the Falcons bouncing between the active roster and the practice squad. Since his release in December of 2016 Therezie has bounced between the Saints, Jets and Bengals. He comes to Indianapolis with 36 career tackles, 2 passes defensed and 1 interception. Spending time at both cornerback and safety his versatility could be very useful moving forward.
Hopefully for his sake he comes to Indy and plays the best football of his life, if not (and most likely) we will read his name on the official list of guys who just didn’t quite make it on roster cut down day.