Colts Sign Local Product Kitt O’Brien at OG, Waive OG Ben Heenan


In another consecutive day of roster moves, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they have signed a homegrown talent in free agent offensive guard Kitt O’Brien and waived Ben Heenan in a corresponding move.

As a former CFL standout, Heenan was signed earlier this offseason, but suffered a torn meniscus in training camp earlier this week and was projected to be out 4-6 weeks. Consequently, the Colts reached an injury settlement with him and subsequently waived him, as is the nature of the business this time of year.

O’Brien is a 6’5″, 325 pound offensive guard, who’s a local product as he resides from Walton, Indiana, and played his collegiate football just up the road on I-69 at Ball State. During his senior season, he started in 10 games and 36 games total during his collegiate career with the Cardinals.

O’Brien was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013 by the New York Giants but was later released after training camp. It’s worth noting that he has played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. Last year, he appeared in all 18 regular season games for his team, making 17 starts.

It’s another instance of general manager Ryan Grigson leaving no stone unturned, when it comes to discovering potential talent. He has previously signed talent from the CFL, AFL, and even South African Rugby league, and really knows no boundaries when it comes to his evaluation.

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