The Indianapolis Colts made two notable roster moves Wednesday afternoon, as they signed veteran cornerback Darqueze Dennard and safety Josh Jones to their practice squad, according to the team.
Dennard, who’s spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and most recently the Atlanta Falcons, was one of a few different corners Indy had looked into signing a couple of days ago.
Jones, like Dennard, has also bounced around the league a bit, but was most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys over the last couple of seasons.
With the injury to starting cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, who left Sunday’s game against the Texans after re-aggravating the same ankle which had been bothering him for the last two weeks, Dennard may see some playing time should Ya-Sin not be able to play Sunday against the 49ers. It should also be noted that Ya-Sin did not practice on Wednesday.
Starting safety Julian Blackmon was limited at practice on Wednesday, as he is dealing with an Achilles injury.
With veteran safety Andrew Sendejo still in the concussion protocol and Blackmon dealing with his injury, it’s likely the signing of Jones was a precautionary move in the event Blackmon is also unable to play Sunday.
Both Dennard and Jones bring a solid amount of veteran experience to the team, which is something the Colts’ secondary depth had been missing in previous weeks.