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Colts Sign Veteran Safety Josh Jones to the Active Roster from the Practice Squad

In the wake of starter Khari Willis’ recent injury, the Colts have added a veteran safety ahead of Thursday Night Football full-time to the active roster.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (per player representation), the Indianapolis Colts are signing veteran safety Josh Jones from the team’s practice squad to their 53-man active roster:

Jones was elevated to ‘the show’ ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, but now it appears as though he’ll remain on the team’s 53-man roster after all—due to injuries.

Originally a 2017 second round pick of the Green Bay Packers, the 6’2”, 220 pound safety has also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys (2019) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2020) organizations.

The 27 year old safety has 211 tackles (160 solo), 7 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 8 passes defensed during 50 career games (25 starts). He started 13 games for the Jaguars last season.

Having appeared in 2 games for the Colts already this season, Jones should continue to bring an experienced safety into the mix and a possible special teams contributor.

With starting safety Khari Willis forced to leave Sunday’s game with a calf/knee issue, and the Colts facing a short week on Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets, it looks as though Jones could see an extended opportunity with the first-team defense—maybe even drawing the start in Willis’ potential absence (where it’s otherwise Andrew Sendejo and George Odum).