The Colts were impressed by the performance of tackle Jared Machorro during last weekend’s rookie minicamp and decided to sign him to a contract.
The Colts held their rookie minicamp last weekend in which their draftees, their undrafted free agent signees, and a crop of rookie tryouts ran through some drills to learn the new system that Frank Reich and his coaching staff are bringing to Indianapolis.
Jared Machorro is one of those players that was given an opportunity for a tryout as an undrafted player out of Texas A&M-Commerce.
He proved that to his coaches last weekend and was rewarded with a contract for his efforts.
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According to the Colts’ official website, Machorro was the Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year during his final season at Texas A&M-Commerce as his team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. He was a two-time All-Conference player during his college career, and he was named a First Team All-American by multiple publications in 2017.
The Colts waived center Anthony Fabiano to make room for Machorro on the roster.
Fabiano played in 5 games for Indianapolis last season, including one start for a team that had numerous injuries along the offensive line. It looks like Fabiano’s Colts career will be over after just one season following his release.
Machorro still has a lot of work ahead of him to make the 53-man roster once September rolls around, but this is a major step forward in making his NFL dream come true.