The Indianapolis Colts announced on Sunday that the team has re-signed rookie tight end Mike Miller and waived fellow tight end Emil Igwenagu in a corresponding move.
Originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Taylor University in local Upland, Indiana, Miller was placed on the non-football injury list to begin training camp. However, facing roster constraints, the Colts were forced to release Miller in favor of another tight end Nick Truesdell for depth purposes during late July.
However, now apparently healthy, the 6’6″, 255 pound Miller returns to the Colts, as he showed off his size and length during the team’s OTA’s earlier this offseason. He makes for an intriguing developmental tight end with his obvious size and could be a strong candidate for a later practice squad stash.
Miller finished his Trojans collegiate career with 80 receptions for 959 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, as he initially played at Santa Monica College in California for two seasons before transferring.
Regarding Igwenagu, he tried out for the Colts during their earlier mini-camp this offseason and was signed a month afterward for depth purposes. More of a natural H-back than Miller, Igwenagu appeared in game action during the team’s first two preseason games, but was ultimately a longshot to make the Colts final 53-man active roster.