The Colts lost another player to the IR today, so they re-signed a defensive tackle who played for them a couple of years ago.
Defensive tackle Jegs Jegede was placed on injured reserve today. Jegede was one of the undrafted free agents that the Colts signed. He played football at Valdosta State. Now his season is over, so the Colts had to sign someone to take his place.
They did so by signing Caraun Reid. Reid previously played with the Colts back in 2017 without actually appearing in a game. Last season, he was released during the final cuts of training camp. Clearly he was someone the team was looking at until the very end.
Reid has appeared in at least one game every year of his five-year career. But clearly the reason he was signed by Indianapolis is because of the familiarity they have with him. He was on the squad until final cuts, so he must have been good enough for them to consider keeping him.
In the grand scheme of things, this really only helps with depth along the defensive line. Even if Reid does make the team this year, he likely won’t see the field very often. If he does, it would be because several players are down with injuries up front.
Reid will be given every opportunity to make the team this season. He knows what he has to do after being one of the last cuts a year ago. Expect him to be motivated in training camp and play as hard as he possibly can to save his job.