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The Indianapolis Colts today waived/injured tight end Rob Myers, wide receiver Kole Heckendorf and offensive tackle James Williams, according to Vice President and General Manager, Chris Polian.

The team also signed free agent linebacker Vuna Tuihalamaka and claimed tight end Michael Matthews off of waivers from the Buffalo Bills.

Tuihalamaka, (pronounced: Too-ee-hah-lah-MAH-kah) a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2010. He was released by the team prior to the start of the regular season in September and was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad in December. The Seahawks released the Inglewood, California native on January 4, 2011.

Matthews has competed in 39 games (10 starts) over the course of his NFL career and has totaled eight receptions for 54 yards (6.8 average) and a long reception of 13 yards.

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Matthews, 27, fills the roster vacancy created by the waiving-injured of tight end Rob Myers (rib).

In 16 career games, six as a starter ( COL:TS SITE ABOVE says 39 games ) , the 6-4, 270 pound Matthews has eight receptions for 54 yards

THINK HE IS A BLOCKING TE & ELDRIGE HAS BEEN HURT THIS OFFSEASON

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He is that Duke linebacker right?

From article in OP post

Tuihalamaka was a two-year letterman at the

University of Arizona after playing two seasons at El Camino Community College.

At Arizona, he started 13 of 26 games and had 95 tackles (61 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three passes defensed and one interceptio

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Arizona. Spent last season with the Seahawks practice squad, I believe.

From article in OP post

Tuihalamaka was a two-year letterman at the University of Arizona after playing two seasons at El Camino Community College. At Arizona, he started 13 of 26 games and had 95 tackles (61 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, a half sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three passes defensed and one interception

Nice I am thinking of a different guy. I was only on this board and didn't go read the article, thanks.

Does anyone think he is anything more then preseason fodder?

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Nice I am thinking of a different guy. I was only on this board and didn't go read the article, thanks.

Does anyone think he is anything more then preseason fodder?

I think he could make back-up LB/Special Teams. I was a bit of a fan when he was at Arizona. I feel like he had a good combine as well, but that could be fabricated by yours truly. :)

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Vuna Tuihalamaka is a good pick up.

He *almost* made the roster last year as one of the final cuts. My guess is that the colts brass don't like the current crop of back-ups enough and wanted another long look at him this pre-season!??! As I recall he played very well for us and was just caught in a numbers crunch with all the injuries we had last year.

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He *almost* made the roster last year as one of the final cuts. My guess is that the colts brass don't like the current crop of back-ups enough and wanted another long look at him this pre-season!??! As I recall he played very well for us and was just caught in a numbers crunch with all the injuries we had last year.

Yup, also what I remember. As I recall, he made his presence known on Special Teams all pre-season long.

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Nice I am thinking of a different guy. I was only on this board and didn't go read the article, thanks.

Does anyone think he is anything more then preseason fodder?

While I don't like the term "fodder" for players trying to make their dream a reality. I do think this signing is so they have another body to put into the rotation while Sims is recovering from his appendectomy.

On Vuna... he's fast, pretty strong for his size but his field awareness is lacking and does not play very disciplined, will follow the ball rather than sticking to his assignment.

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