Colts’ practice squad adds Griff Whalen, sprinter Jeff Demps


Griff Whalen wasn’t gone from the Colts for long.

Whalen, the return man who was cut to make room for the signing of Josh Cribbs, has remained in Indianapolis and signed to the practice squad.

The Colts also announced that they will bring Jeff Demps back to their practice squad. Demps previously spent a week on the Colts’ practice squad last month and played in two regular-season games for the Buccaneers last year. Demps is an intriguing prospect because, as an Olympic sprinter who won a silver medal on the U.S. 4×100-meter relay team in 2012, he is the fastest player in the NFL. But so far he hasn’t been able to translate his pure speed into effective play on the field.

The Colts also announced that running back Michael Hill has been released from the practice squad.