The Colts have made a move to improve their practice squad today by releasing running back Jeremy McNichols and signing tackle Will Holden.
We have signed T Will Holden to the practice squad and released RB Jeremy McNichols from the practice squad: https://t.co/S4wxBi4pEJ pic.twitter.com/WyMFGOFbBc— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 13, 2018
The 6’7” 312lb Holden was a 5th round pick of the Arizona Cardinals back in 2017 and played in 7 games for the Cards, starting at tight end, left guard, and left tackle. Holden spent his college time at Vanderbilt where he played in 48 games.
Like many of the depth linemen that have been staples of the last few years for the Colts, Holden played at several positions on the offensive line, including guard and both tackle spots. The majority of his college time was spent playing at tackle, although he was projected as a better fit at guard.
The Colts undoubtedly like the prospect of developing Holden on the practice squad as an unpolished player who could be brought along as a quality depth guy. Joe Haeg will tell you how valuable to the longevity of your career it is to be able to play at multiple positions, and if Holden can learn and grow, perhaps he can offer that depth and make the leap to the active roster.
McNichols, the 5’9” 205lb running back signed to the Colts practice squad on September 3rd and was with the 49ers for training camp. He is in his second season and was also a 5th round selection out of Tampa Bay during the 2017 draft.