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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN SEVEN PLAYERS TO RESERVE/FUTURE CONTRACTS

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The Indianapolis Colts today signed seven players to reserve/future contracts including: outside linebacker Lavar Edwards, wide receiver Marcus Leak, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback Tevin Mitchel, quarterback Stephen Morris, guard Adam Redmond and wide receiver Tevaun Smith. 

Edwards, 6-4, 275 pounds, spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad in 2016. He played in five games for Indianapolis and tallied four tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack after being claimed by the team off waivers on October 19, 2016. Edwards saw action in five games for the Carolina Panthers earlier this season before being waived on October 18. He has appeared in 22 career NFL games (one start) and totaled 21 tackles (14 solo), 2.0 sacks and two passes defensed. Edwards was originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.

 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, spent the final seven weeks of the season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. He was elevated to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 8, 2016 and waived on November 15. Leak also spent Weeks 7-9 on Indianapolis’ practice squad. He participated in the Colts’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. Leak originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, he played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns.

 

McClure, 5-11, 205 pounds, spent the last four weeks of the season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. McClure originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, he appeared in 37 games (28 starts) at California and totaled 165 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown). McClure was the only player in Golden Bears history to serve as a team captain for three seasons.

 

Mitchel, 6-0, 190 pounds, spent the final nine weeks of the season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on September 3, 2016. Mitchel was waived from the Injured Reserve list on September 8 after reaching an injury settlement with the team. He was originally claimed by Indianapolis off waivers from the Washington Redskins on August 6, 2015. Mitchel spent the entire 2015 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. He was selected by the Redskins in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Arkansas. Collegiately, Mitchel played in 42 games (29 starts) for the Razorbacks and finished with 157 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 18 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).

 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad in 2016. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. Morris was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. He spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, Morris spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. He originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, spent most of the season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Redmond originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, he played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015. Redmond was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and was selected to the All-Ivy League first-team.

 

Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad in 2016. He saw action in Week 7 at Tennessee and Week 8 vs. Kansas City. Smith participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Smith totaled 102 catches for 1,500 yards (14.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 47 career games (24 starts) at Iowa.

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