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:
Colts are signing safety Josh Jones to their active roster, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2021
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).