Colts Continue Roster Shuffle, Nevis to IR


The Indianapolis Colts seem bound and determined to set a record for the most roster moves in one season, and possibly become the first team to place their entire starting defense on the injured reserve list before the end of the year.   On Tuesday, the Colts tried to plug their broken-dam secondary by stealing safety Brandon King from the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad and by promoting CB Mike Holmes from their own practice unit to the active roster.   They also made a waiver claim in Jacksonville Jaguars LB Kevin Bentley and signed guard Mike Tepper to the practice team.  Tepper was waived Saturday.

The big news of the day, though, is that rookie defensive tackle Drake Nevis has finally succumbed to the back ailment that has dogged him nearly all season.   Nevis, a third-round draft pick in 2011, impressed fans and the team in training camp and showed some flashes of promise during his rookie year.   If he can heal up, he could be part of the big turnaround in 2012.

There will be a big turnaround next year, right?