Colts sign tight end Cameron Clear
The Indianapolis Colts made a minor roster move Wednesday by signing tight end Cameron Clear.
The Colts might be hoping to preemptively fill a free agency void by signing tight end Cameron Clear. Or they’re looking for a diamond in the rough. Clear was an undrafted free agent who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers last May, but was placed on IR in early September and then waived not long after that.
Clear is a Texas A&M graduate who played in 24 games and recorded just nine receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown. That means he was primarily a blocking tight end for the Aggies.
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The Colts are likely going to lose one of their starting tight ends in free agency this March. Both Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen are free agents, while Jack Doyle is a restricted free agent.
Doyle has filled the role of blocking tight end and fullback well and should be easy to retain. The Colts probably don’t have enough money to keep both Fleener and Allen, and the cap situation isn’t going to get any easier once Andrew Luck works out a long term deal.
Clear won’t be filling the shoes of Fleener or Allen, but could be a useful blocker if they decide to cut ties with Doyle. There is also a good chance that Clear just ends up being a camp body. Expect the Colts to start making moves in the coming weeks as we get closer to the official start of free agency.