Colts sign a pair, including running back Phillip Tanner

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The Colts added a pair of free agents today, as they continue to look for depth in the wake of losing running back Vick Ballard to a torn Achilles.

The team announced they had signed linebacker Jonathon Sharpe and running back Phillip Tanner.

Tanner spent the last three years with the Cowboys, mostly as a special teamer. He has 56 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns in his career.

Sharpe is an undrafted rookie who came through the super regional combine setup after two years at North Greenville University. He also played Wofford College before transferring.

9 responses to “Colts sign a pair, including running back Phillip Tanner

  1. So… this is the great team that was ranked 8th in the NFL by PFT (one spot over the team that DESTROYED them 42-28 in 2013)?!?

    Oh, O.K..

  2. I was really surprised to see Tanner was still out there. Quick, shifty back, smallish, but with some power. I like him better than the 2013 version of T Rich.

  3. @doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:38 PM

    So… this is the great team that was ranked 8th in the NFL by PFT (one spot over the team that DESTROYED them 42-28 in 2013)?!?

    Oh, O.K..
    ==================================
    No this the team that didn’t lose to the Browns.

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 29, 2014 3:38 PM

    So… this is the great team that was ranked 8th in the NFL by PFT (one spot over the team that DESTROYED them 42-28 in 2013)?!?

    Oh, O.K.
    —————————————————————-
    They have Andy Luck. You have Andy Dalton. You should be ranked lower for that.

  5. @doctorrustbelt

    You’d think the team YOU were describing, on the sounds of that, would have won at least a single playoff game…

    If you’re dogging on a team for signing a good value running back to replace a training camp Achilles’ tear, I’d almost think you were scared of the Colts, because it seems I’m not alone in recognizing they are, going into 2014, a superior team.

    Look, I think the Bengals are good, maybe even a contender with that running game. But worry more about Baltimore and Pittsburgh behind you then the Colts in another division. If these teams are healthy, and they meet in January, Luck is winning.

  6. As long as Andrew Luck is lining up behind center the Colts will be a playoff team. If the Defense moves to the middle of the pack they will be an SB contender for as long as Luck is their QB.

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