With Shaky Secondary Depth, Colts Shuffle Practice Squad
With a depleted secondary because of injuries, the Colts shuffled their practice squad by adding a pair of young defensive backs.
The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that the team has re-signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright and safety Lee Hightower to their practice squad, while defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles and offensive guard Adam Redmond were released in corresponding moves from the team’s 10-player squad.
Both Glover-Wright and Hightower were part of the team’s final 53-man roster cuts a week ago, but having had injuries sideline their secondary, the Colts likely want in-house replacements ready on-deck should more actually occur.
Glover-Wright was originally signed to the Colts practice squad this past season during early October before being promoted to the team’s active roster in mid-December–appearing in 2 games but recording no stats.
He remained with the Colts organization this offseason, where he played in all 4 preseason games (3 starts) with Indianapolis–recording 14 total tackles.
Meanwhile, Hightower was signed by the Colts as safety depth a month ago, as injuries had ravaged the position. The former University of Houston Cougars standout appeared in 4 preseason games with the Colts, having made 14 total tackles.
Since being signed by the Colts in September of 2014, Quarles had shuffled between the team’s practice squad and active roster during his 3-year tenure with the team. He was among the team’s final 53-man roster cuts before being re-signed to their practice squad.
Likewise, Redmond was part of the team’s final 53-man roster cuts but was later re-signed to the team’s practice squad, having been initially signed by the Colts this past May.
Both trench players presumably were released purely because of positional need given the injuries that have decimated the Colts defensive secondary.