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Colts Try Out a Handful of Defensive Backs on Tuesday—Including Veteran CB Buster Skrine

With an injury depleted secondary, the Colts brought in a number of defensive backs on Tuesday.

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According to the Indianapolis Star’s Joel A. Erickson, the Indianapolis Colts tried out a handful of defensive backs on Tuesday:

With starter Rock Ya-Sin having re-injured his ankle on Sunday, and key backup T.J. Carrie remaining injured, the Colts could use some reinforcements at cornerback.

Not to mention, given his down play this season, veteran Xavier Rhodes may still be a bit banged up—coming off an earlier season concussion and calf injury.

The team also lost recently promoted practice squad safety Jordan Lucas to injury this past weekend and veteran backup Andrew Sendejo is still a week off of sustaining a concussion—so the Colts secondary is a bit banged up overall.

Here’s a brief rundown of the defensive backs the Colts brought in on Tuesday:

Deldrick Adams: Adams was originally signed as a 2020 undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons. At 6’3”, 180 pounds, Adams has appeared in 3 career NFL games.

Delano Hill: Initially drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the 6’1”, 216 pound safety (31 1/8” arms) has recorded 61 tackles (41 solo), 3 tackles for loss, a pass defensed, and a fumble recovery during 42 career games (6 starts). He spent this past offseason with the Carolina Panthers.

Doug Middleton: Middleton was signed as a 2016 undrafted free agent by the New York Jets, but he’s also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars (twice), Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers organizations. At 6’0”, 210 pounds, the veteran safety has 44 tackles (32 solo) and 4 passes defensed during 24 career games (4 starts). He spent this past August on the Panthers practice squad.

Buster Skrine: The biggest name on this list, Skrine is a former 2011 5th round pick of the Cleveland Browns, having also been a member of the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers organizations.

At 5’9”, 192 pounds (with 30 1/4” arms), the veteran slot cornerback has 573 tackles (480 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 9 interceptions, 6 passes defensed, 6 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries during 152 career games (92 starts). He appeared in 1 game with the 49ers earlier this season.

Keith Washington: Washington was signed as a 2020 undrafted rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints from West Virginia. After spending the 2020 season on the Saints practice squad, the 6’1”, 180 pound cornerback worked out an injury settlement with the Saints this past August after suffering a wrist injury.