Colts swap out corners, sign Prater


The Colts signed cornerback Shaun Prater Tuesday, the team’s latest move intended to boost a secondary that’s been limited by injuries.

Eric Patterson was waived to make room on the roster for Prater. Patterson is familiar with this process; he played in the first two games for the Colts but was cut last week, signed back to the practice squad, then promoted again last Friday.

The Colts have needed Patterson because cornerbacks Greg Toler (neck) and Darius Butler (hip) have been injured. The team hopes to have Butler back at practice this week and maybe back in the lineup Sunday vs. Jacksonville. Cornerback Vontae Davis left the team’s Week 2 game with a concussion but was cleared to return last week, and cornerback D’Joun Smith is on injured-reserve/designated for return.

Prater is a veteran of 19 career games and three starts. A fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012, he’s also spent time with the Vikings and Eagles.

11 responses to “Colts swap out corners, sign Prater

  1. Damn, I read the headline and thought the Colts had signed the Lion’s kicker (Matt Prater) to play corner. That would have been a typical Grigson move.

  2. Luck will get back to his old self soon and the line will play better – and the Colts will be right back to contende status. Bring on the Cheaters.

  3. Colts in trouble…lucky to beat Tenn., almost an expansion team.

    NE is waiting…and when they get up by 50….be ready for on sides kicks, fake field goals, fake punts [ if you ever do stop them]

  4. Memo to Ryan Grigson: changing corners is not enough. You got Tom Brady mad. The 82nd Airborne wouldn’t be enough.

  5. I’m from Indy and I’m a big Colts fan, but I believe Andrew luck is overrated. I was a big fan, but he looks worst than Peyton did in big games. Also, our ownership never gave a rat a.. about defense before and after this new regime. It’s hard to blame the coach and GM when Irsay really only wants star wars numbers, in which luck is unable to produce.

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