With the unexpected retirement of Colts guard Jack Mewhort, the team has made a move to fill his spot on the roster by signing free agent guard Nick Callender.
We have signed free agent guard Nick Callender: https://t.co/PsintUVIxs pic.twitter.com/xm9WOyHUhA— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 2, 2018
Callender is a 6’6”, 321lb undrafted free agent out of Colorado State who started 21 games and played in 37 during his time there. He received All-Mountain West honorable mention from coaches and media on a team which ranked 8th in the country for sacks given up averaging just 1 per game. He was signed by the Seahawks in May and was waived on June 12th.
Chris Ballard has found some success in digging up valuable undrafted free agents who can contribute, and hopefully Callender can be one of those additions as well. The Colts as an organization are particularly good at this, and have had an undrafted free agent make the 53-man roster for the last 19 years in a row.
Callender won’t be called upon to compete for a starting role and can develop as a backup in one of the most competitive and talented offensive line groups that the Colts have fielded in a very long while.