In advance of this weekend’s game against Washington, the Colts have made a change to their 53-man roster, agreeing to terms with one cornerback and cutting another. The team is signing Jalil Brown and placing Loucheiz Purifoy on waivers to clear a roster spot, according to a press release.
Brown, 27, was with the Colts earlier this season, but was cut several weeks ago when safety LaRon Landry returned from his suspension. In the interim, the former fourth-round pick spent some time with the Dolphins, but found himself on the market again this week after being released by Miami on Tuesday.
As Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star and Mike Chappell of RTV6 note (via Twitter), the Colts’ decision to cut Purifoy seems a little strange, since the team seemed to like him, and he was contributing on special teams. Even if Indianapolis wanted to make sure to get Brown back into the fold, the release of Purifoy doesn’t appear to be a football-based decision, according to Holder (via Twitter).