The Indianapolis Colts are bolstering their defensive line with the signing of Trevon Foley from the Ravens practice squad, the teamsite reported.
Trevon Coley is 6’1″ and over 300 pounds joining Grover Stewart – 315 pounds – as the two interior lineman for the Colts over 300 pounds. The Colts defense has improved over the past few years with Chris Ballard in charge as the General Manager.
The Colts have added Ben Bangou, Darius Leonard, Quincy Wilson, Rock Ya-Sin, Malik Hooker, Justin Houston, and a host of other players to their defense going from dead last in 2016 to a respectable top 10 last year.
Coley converted from linebacker to defensive tackle while at college out of Florida Atlantic where he recorded 12.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Being as the Colts run a Cover-2 defense, pass-rushers are a premium for this team.
Coley played for the Browns and won a spot in 2017 on the Browns roster recording 80 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 80 games.
Before that, he was drafted by the Ravens and eventually waived where he spent time on the Redskins practice squad and ended up in Cleveland.
This will help the defense in multiple ways, especially in the running game where big, wide men are needed to stuff our running backs and clog up holes to run through. Defense is starting to be a cornerstone of the Colts team after having decades of lackluster defensive talent on their team, this is a welcomed sight for Colts fans during a time when the Colts have an above average team.
Getting the defense healthy is a priority for the Colts. Currently, Darius Leonard has not been cleared to play in week 5 against the Chiefs and Hooker is still recovering from a MCL tear repair and will take at least another 3-4 weeks to recover.
More pass-rushers is never a bad thing and having a 6’1″, 300 pound monster on the line isn’t a bad choice either.