The Colts are going to be paying a fair amount of attention to tight ends in the near future.
Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen have manned the spot for the last four seasons after being picked in the second and third round of the 2012 draft. Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents next month, which may explain why the Colts added a player at the position on Wednesday.
The Colts announced that they have signed Cameron Clear, who spent last offseason and preseason with the Steelers before landing on injured reserve. The Steeelers eventually waived Clear, who is a 6’5″, 277-pound Texas A&M product.
Clear caught just nine passes for 76 yards while in college and his size suggests that blocking will be the chief asset he has to offer at the professional level. That may put him in the mix for a roster spot, but the Colts will have more to do at the position if they don’t bring back at least one of their homegrown tight ends.
The Colts also have Jack Doyle, who is set to be a restricted free agent, and converted basketball player Erik Swoope on the roster at tight end.