The Indianapolis Colts continue their rebuilding project through undrafted free agents, even after the 2012 NFL Draft has concluded. The team has signed 15 rookies, an NFL veteran, and a receiver who has taken an unusual path to the NFL.
According to , the Colts have signed the following undrafted free agents:
Utah DE James Aiono
Morehouse DT Chigbo Anunoby
East Carolina DT Steven Baker
Maryland DB Cameron Chism
Endicott College (Mass.) DE Kevin Eagan
Wisconsin DB Antonio Fenelus
Rhode Island OG Jason Foster
USC LB Chris Galippo
Iowa State OG Hayworth Hicks
Pittsburgh DB Buddy Jackson
North Carolina S Matt Merletti
Hampton S Micah Pellerin
Montana WR Jabin Sambrano
San Diego State P Brian Stahovich
Stanford WR Griff Whalen
The Colts and also announced the signings of TE Dominique Jones and RB Deji Karim. Karim was claimed off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jones has taken an interesting path to Indianapolis. He has lined up at TE for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL but most recently has starred as a wide receiver for the of the . Jones is out of Division II and through seven games with the Express this season, he leads the team with 34 receptions for 403 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The Indoor Football League is also home to the , who feature former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens as both a receiver and a team owner. Former Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green is part owner of the in the IFL. The closest IFL teams to Indianapolis are the and the .
Jones knows a thing or two about winning, as he helped Shepherd to a school-record 12 wins and advancement to .
These players will join those who were drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft at the Colts’ rookie camp, which consists of two practices on Friday, two more on Saturday, and a final practice on Sunday.
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