Harlow, who is just 23 years old, was the Atlanta Falcons’ 2017 4th round pick, was released at on September 1st during roster cutdowns. He played his college football for Oregon State and started 23 games at left tackle and 14 games at right tackle. The Colts have done well to have players with positional flexibility, and developing a young player like Harlow on the practice squad creates an opportunity to further add depth to the offensive line.
Jamil Douglas was signed to the practice squad back on September 2rd and has played in 17 games with six starts. He has been a part of the Falcons, Patriots, and Dolphins rosters. Douglas was drafted by the Dolphins in the 4th round of the 2015 draft.
If the Colts believe in their coaching staff’s ability to develop players, this is possibly an opportunity to develop a young talent into a possible rotational backup down the road.