The Colts made an interesting roster move today, signing a safety to add some depth in the secondary.
The Colts announced that they have signed safety Mike Mitchell and waived cornerback Lenzy Pipkins. This is an interesting move for a few reasons, one of them being that the Colts seem to need more help at cornerback.
Mitchell was a former teammate of Shamarko Thomas, who was the first player in the league to be ejected for lowering the helmet on a tackle. That was the last straw for the Colts, who then turned around and cut him. Mitchell has been out of work since last season.
Signing Mitchell shows the roster trends that the Colts have. They must not need too much depth at cornerback anymore if they are releasing Pipkins. Pipkins had to play a lot last week against New England. So if he is gone, that must mean the other Colts corners must be getting healthy.
With Mitchell being signed, it adds depth to safety. That could mean that Clayton Geathers is not going to be healthy for awhile. They might need the extra body at safety to have just in case. Mitchell could also potentially play on special teams.
The Colts keep getting drilled with injuries. It has been unrelenting all season long, and the team is running out of bodies. Signing Mitchell is certainty for injury purposes. If he plays, the secondary is in trouble because he did not play very well in the preseason.