Colts sign OT Andrew McDonald, waive TE Weslye Saunders

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The Colts have added some offensive line depth and subtracted a little depth at tight end.

Indianapolis announced the signing of offensive tackle Andrew McDonald on Tuesday. To make room for McDonald, the club waived tight end Weslye Saunders.

The 26-year-old McDonald appeared in two games for Seattle earlier this season, playing on special teams. Previously, McDonald played for Miami and Carolina.

The addition of McDonald gives the Colts five tackles, including rookie Jack Mewhort, who is their starting left guard. Two tackles — backup Xavier Nixon (foot) and starter Gosder Cherilus (shoulder) — were on the injury report leading up to Sunday’s win vs. Washington. While Cherilus played every snap at right tackle, Nixon was ruled out with his injury.

Meanwhile, Saunders’ departure leaves the Colts with three tight ends: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle. Allen has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but it’s believed he will return Sunday at Cleveland, according to Mike Chappell of