The Colts announced that they have signed four undrafted rookies from their mini-camp tryout.
The Colts had a bunch of rookies in Indy for their rookie mini-camp. Now that mini-camp is over, they decided to sign four of the players they had over. They announced that they have signed K Cole Hedlund, DT Sterling Shippy, CB Shakial Taylor, and LB Tre Thomas.
Hedlund will be brought in to loosen the load on Adam Vinatieri. Everyone knows that he has the job. But it will be good experience for Hedlund to get into an NFL training camp. He played his college ball at Arkansas for three years before playing his last at North Texas.
Shippy played three years at Alcorn State as a defensive tackle. His stats aren’t very impressive, only amassing 21 tackles in those three years. But he clearly showed something during camp that the Colts liked enough to sign him for now, but I wouldn’t expect him to last either.
Taylor played corner at Kansas for two years. In those two years, he was able to record three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two passes defended. Taylor has some decent ball skills and has pretty decent size for a corner as well. He has a chance to earn playing time in preseason.
Thomas played at Colorado State for all four years of his college career. His senior year, he totaled over 100 tackles and two sacks. His production was enough to get him the mini-camp invite, but his workouts got him to be signed. He’s someone interesting to watch in training camp.
None of these guys are expected to make the team, but there are surprises every year around the league. Maybe one of these guys are the next one.