Colts Re-Sign OG David Arkin to Practice Squad; Waive Robert Myers
The Indianapolis Colts announced today that the team has re-signed OG David Arkin to the practice squad and waived rookie OG Robert Myers in a corresponding move.
Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts guard David Arkin (65) in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The 4-year veteran returns to the practice squad, having been signed on September 6th and released 3 days later to make a practice squad spot available for rookie inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera.
Originally a 4th round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2011 NFL Draft, Arkin has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks organizations before joining the Colts.
The former Missouri State standout has appeared in just 1 game during his career and is likely just additional interior offensive line depth should injuries arise.
It’s worth noting that the player he effectively replaces Myers was just added to the team’s practice squad earlier this week, so his time there was very short-lived to say the least. It’s been a tumultuous tenure for Myers, who was signed to the Colts active roster on September 6th, released on September 15th, then signed to the team’s practice squad 3 days ago–only to now be released from that as well.
The Colts likely felt more comfortable going foward with the 27 year old Arkin for depth purposes, as Myers is presumably much more of a developmental project as a rookie from unheralded Tennessee State.
Either way, it appears that Arkin is largely just interior offensive line insurance. While he could be promoted should injuries arise, it would be surprising if he actually makes an impact for the team this season.
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