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Roster Moves: Colts add DT Brandon Banks, waive WR Matt Hazel

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The Indianapolis Colts are adding to their defensive line depth with some roster moves on Thursday.

The Colts signed free agent defensive tackle Brandon Banks and waived injured wide receiver Matt Hazel in order to make space for the defensive lineman.

Banks, a player who is just 24-years-old, is entering his second year in the National Football League, spending time with the Washington Redskins mainly as a practice player a year ago. According to NFL.com, the former Redskin is listed at 6-3, 267 pounds.

Banks, who signed with Washington as a undrafted free agent out of North Carolina-Charlotte, appeared in one game in 2017, recording just one solo tackle. During his stint in college, the second-year lineman amassed 132 tackles (including 76 solo), 13.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, eight passes defended and one interception.

Hazel’s time in Indianapolis was short-lived once again. When Deon Cain went down with an ACL injury, the Colts made a move for Hazel and signed him as a free agent on August 12. During the 2017 campaign, Hazel appeared in four games for the blue and white.

If he clears waivers, Hazel will find himself on Colts Injured Reserve list for 2018.