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Colts add two to roster as defensive changes continue

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: An Indianapolis Colts helmet sits on the sidelines during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 29, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Colts have made several changes to the makeup of their defense in the last couple of weeks and they continued tweaking the roster on Thursday.

The team announced that they have signed linebacker Chris Carter and promoted cornerback Frankie Williams from their practice squad. They released cornerback Antonio Cromartie and linebacker Sio Moore last week and activated defensive tackle Arthur Jones after his four-game suspension.

Carter was a fifth-round pick by the Steelers in 2011 and played one game for the Colts in 2014 during his travels around the league. He’s also seen time with the Bengals and Ravens, who released him when they claimed guard Billy Turner off of waivers earlier this week. Carter had two tackles in five appearances before his release.

Williams signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in the offseason and returned to the practice squad after being released in the initial cut to 53 players. Linebacker Trevor Bates and tackle Jeremy Vujnovich were waived in corresponding moves.

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4 Responses to “Colts add two to roster as defensive changes continue”
  1. bobthebillsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 4:57 PM

    They’re playing @ Texans for 1st place in the AFCS. Should be an intense game. I think the teams are evenly matched, but I’ll give the advantage this w/e to home team.

  2. sammyias says: Oct 13, 2016 5:28 PM

    Just run the ball, Texans … The Colts linebackers couldn’t fill a donut hole.

  3. clashpoint says: Oct 13, 2016 6:00 PM

    As a Steelers fan, I’ve got a soft spot for former Steelers like Carter. The problem with that guy is he’s not a good enough pass rusher and he sucks in coverage. Since teams pass about 2/3rds of the time these days, that means he’s on the bench for sure then. What’s worse is that he’s also a below average special teams player, and that’s his best chance at getting another job. A corner who plays decent special teams is going to be more valuable to almost any team.

    Good luck to Carter anyways, I hope there’s some team out there that’ll give him another chance.

  4. megnailsit says: Oct 13, 2016 6:49 PM

    Don’t look now but the Titans are also playing for first place.

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