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Colts Sign C Joey Hunt, T Greg Senat to 53-Man Roster; Sign S D.J. Swearinger to Practice Squad

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In wake of recent COVID-19 news surrounding multiple starters over the last several days, the Indianapolis Colts made multiple roster moves Tuesday afternoon.

Center Joey Hunt and tackle Greg Senat were added to the 53-man roster. In addition to these moves, the Colts also signed veteran safety D.J. Swearinger to their practice squad.

Swearinger has spent time with multiple teams, including the Houston Texans (2013-2014), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015), Arizona Cardinals (2015-2016, 2018), Washington (2017-2018), Las Vegas Raiders (2019) and most recently with the New Orleans Saints (2019-2020).

The Colts are already thin at safety, with Khari Willis being placed on the COVID list, Andrew Sendejo in the league’s concussion protocol and Julian Blackmon already out for the season, so adding Swearinger gives the team some extra depth late into the season.

Three of Indy’s five offensive line starters have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list recently. The Colts are likely being cautious and preparing as if left guard Quenton Nelson, right guard Mark Glowinski, and right tackle Braden Smith could miss Sunday’s game.

In other relevant news, the NFLPA adopted the new CDC protocols “which reduces the required quarantine period to 5 days from 10 days,” according to Adam Schefter, an NFL reporter for ESPN.

As it relates to the Colts, quarterback Carson Wentz, linebacker Darius Leonard, wide receiver Zach Pascal and others are among 13 total starters who have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in recent days.

With the change in protocols, Wentz could now be cleared for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders by Saturday.