The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that the team has made another roster move, as the team promoted cornerback Tay Glover-Wright from its practice squad and waived outside linebacker Daniel Adongo in a corresponding move.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State by the Atlanta Falcons in 2014, the 6’0″, 175 pound Glover-Wright was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on October 5th. He spent the majority of last season as a member of the Green Bay Packers practice squad before being waived at the end of this year’s training camp by the team.
Aug 3, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Tay Glover-Wright (25) practice during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
For Adongo, this move makes his professional football career murky. The former South African rugby star was signed by the Colts in 2013 as a developmental project as a pass rusher. In his 3 seasons with the Colts, he has appeared in 5 career NFL games, recording 1 special teams tackle.
After seeing his season cut short last season with a season-ending injury, Adongo had recently been promoted to the active roster on November 12 from the Colts practice squad.
However, he was involved in a domestic disturbance incident that has been under police investigation at this Fishers home a week ago and has subsequently been declared inactive by the team ever since.
While the team has obviously admired Adongo’s raw physical talent and potential, bubble NFL players have to avoid off-the-field incidents. It will be interesting to see if the Colts look to re-sign Adongo to the team’s practice squad once he’s potentially cleared or whether this is the end of his tenure with the team.