The Colts added another tight end to the roster after Randall Telfer was waived by the Browns following a botched trade.
The Colts have numerous holes on their roster, but the tight end spot is not one of them.
They added to that strength by bringing in former Browns tight end Randall Telfer to a depth chart that already has Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, Brandon Williams, and Erik Swoope among others.
Cleveland tried to trade Telfer to the Chiefs last week, but both teams called off the trade before the deal was done.
No reason was found for the trade falling through. The Browns reacted by waiving Telfer.
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The Colts decided to pounce when they saw Telfer on the waiver wire.
Telfer has one year left on his four-year rookie contract that he received after being picked in the sixth round by the Browns in 2015.
Telfer didn’t get on the field for Cleveland until 2016 where he played in 14 games and caught 2 passes for 4 yards. He was slightly more effective in 2017 with 3 receptions for 36 yards, but he still obviously has a long way to go in establishing himself as a rotational player in the league.
Telfer will have a tough time making the 53-man roster in Indianapolis.
Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle are entrenched as the top two tight ends on the depth chart, even though Ebron will probably play more of a wide receiver role.
Erik Swoope missed all of the 2017 season with a knee injury, but he has intriguing athleticism and he had some solid production in 2016.
Brandon Williams is coming off of a serious concussion that ended his season prematurely last year, but he did a solid job as the Colts’ third tight end last year.
Telfer will need to outperform at least one of those two players if he wants to earn a roster spot in 2018.