David Parry

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/27/17

Today’s minor moves:

Houston Texans

New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/20/17

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

  • Signed off Ravens‘ practice squad: CB Reggie Porter

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Placed on NFI: OL Chris Hairston
  • Signed off Titans‘ practice squad: OL Tyler Marz

New Orleans Saints

Tennessee Titans

Saints Sign David Parry To Practice Squad

David Parry has started every NFL game he’s played since coming into the league as a fifth-round Colts pick in 2015, but he will begin this season in a more anonymous place.

The Saints signed the third-year defensive lineman to their practice squad on Monday night, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com notes. The Colts waived Parry on Saturday.

Playing nose tackle in Indianapolis’ 3-4 scheme, Parry lined up with Colts starers for 32 games. But the former Stanford lineman’s third NFL offseason became defined by a legal situation. Arrested on multiple felony charges in February, the 25-year-old is still facing jail time.

Parry would otherwise be an overqualified practice squad presence, but his legal trouble may have played a role in no team claiming him on waivers.

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Colts Down To 53

The Colts made major news on Saturday when they shipped wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the Patriots in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. After that, they had the daunting task of bringing their bloated preseason roster down to the 53-man max in time for the deadline. Here’s the complete rundown.

Waived:

Waived/Injured:

Released:

Placed On IR:

PUP List:

Richardson, who once had a prominent role with the Rams, joined the Colts on Aug. 29 and was viewed as a longshot to make the final cut.

Colts’ David Parry Still Facing Jail Time

David Parry isn’t totally out of the woods yet. The Colts defensive tackle reached a plea deal in April which gave him two years of probation instead of jail time on potential felony charges. However, he’s still facing separate charges from another court, as detailed by TMZDavid Parry (Vertical)

Back in February, Parry was said to have attacked a taxi cart driver, car(t)jacked said vehicle, and threatened police officers. The Maricopa County Superior Court gave him a break on three of the charges associated with his booze-fueled evening, but the consequences could be much greater when he appears in Scottsdale City Court next month. One of the remaining charges includes Arizona’s “Super Extreme” DUI, which carries a minimum 45-day jail sentence if he is convicted.

Colts GM Chris Ballard has suggested Parry’s place on the roster will be determined by his on-field performance, but a jail stint might hurt his standing with the club. On top of that, there’s also the matter of league discipline. Even without a felony conviction or a jail sentence, it seems like a suspension is in Parry’s future.

Parry, 25, has started in every possible game for the Colts over the last two years.

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Colts DT David Parry Avoids Jail Time

Colts DT David Parry, who was arrested in late February and charged with theft of a means of transportation and resisting arrest with physical force — both felonies — pleaded guilty to two lesser charges last week, per Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. Holder writes that Parry pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful means of transportation, a low-level felony charge, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, which will allow him to avoid jail time. Parry will be put on supervised probation at a sentencing hearing on May 31, but the length of the probation is currently unknown (presumably it will be at the judge’s discretion).

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Parry was reportedly one of three passengers in a street-legal golf cart whose driver was ultimately the victim who contacted police. Per the victim, once the other two riders had been dropped off, Parry hit the driver in the head and stole the cart. Police later found the cart crashed into a gate, with Parry, apparently intoxicated, on the sidewalk.

The incident and subsequent court proceedings took place in Arizona, but the probation can be transferred to Indiana and as Holder writes, the guilty plea should have minimal effect on Parry’s ability to play in the NFL (though he could, of course, face a fine and suspension under the NFL’s personal conduct policy). However, Parry still faces a DUI charge as a result of the incident, which will be resolved in a different court.

Parry, 25, was selected by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. Over the first two years of his NFL career, Parry has started every game and racked up four sacks. Last year, Parry graded as just the No. 110 interior defender among 127 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. Entering the third year of his rookie deal, Parry is set to make the minimum in 2017, with a cap charge of roughly $670K. And now that the club has added Johnathan Hankins, Margus Hunt, and fourth-round pick Grover Stewart, Parry could be on the outside looking in.

Colts GM Chris Ballard has suggested Parry’s place on the roster will be determined by his on-field performance, but his legal trouble certainly won’t help him.

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Colts DT David Parry Arrested

Colts defensive tackle David Parry was arrested in Arizona in late February, and the lineman is facing a number of chargers. According to Stephen Holder of The Indy Star, Parry has been charged with theft of a means of transportation and resisting arrest with physical force, which are both felonies. The defensive lineman was also charged with misdemeanor assault.David Parry (Vertical)

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Parry was reportedly one of three passengers in a “transportation cart” — per Hays, essentially a golf cart taxi — whose driver was ultimately the victim who contacted police. Per the victim, once the other two riders had been dropped off, Parry hit the driver in the head and stole the cart. Police later found the cart crashed into a gate, with Parry, apparently intoxicated, on the sidewalk.

Parry, 25 next week, was selected by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. During the first two years of his NFL career, Parry has started every game and racked up four sacks. Last year, Parry graded as just the No. 110 interior defender among 127 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. Entering the third year of his rookie deal, Parry is set to make the minimum in 2017, with a cap charge of roughly $670K.

While it’s too early to assess Parry’s legal status or standing with the Colts, the charges and description of the incident clearly represent the culmination of several poor decisions. New Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard will now have the Parry’s fate in his hands as he gathers facts on the situation.

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Colts Sign Five Draft Picks

The Colts came to terms with five rookies on Wednesday, according to Mike Chappell of Indy Sports Central. Safety Clayton Geathers (round 4), defensive tackle David Parry (round 5), running back Josh Robinson (round 6), linebacker Amarlo Herrera (round 7), and offensive tackle Denzelle Good (round 7), are all officially in the fold in Indianapolis.

Geathers, a UCF product, has football in his blood with five other family members that have made it to the NFL.

It’s just a blessing to have that family pedigree,” Geathers told Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “Just to learn from them and get advice from them. It’s just a blessing. To continue the Geathers legacy is an honor … Seeing my uncles and cousins, I wanted that same thing. Just work hard. Just to have them around to give me advice, go to games and see how everything works. It was just an honor.”

The only difference between Geathers and the rest of his clan is that he’s the only one that doesn’t play on the defensive line. Clifton Geathers, a defensive end, is still active in the NFL after signing with the Steelers in April.

Today’s deals leave the Colts with just three unsigned rookies: wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (round 1), cornerback D’Joun Smith (round 3), and defensive end Henry Anderson (round 3).

Colts Acquire No. 151 Pick From 49ers

The Colts have traded up in the fifth round to No. 151, trading with the 49ers according to the team’s official Twitter account. The Colts will give up their fifth-round pick (No. 165) and a seventh-round pick (No. 244) in order to move up to that spot.

The Colts make the trade in order to select Stanford defensive tackle David Parry, reports Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com (via Twitter).

The team has made an effort to rebuild their defensive line this offseason by signing Kendall Langford. They also drafted Parry’s teammate on the defensive line Henry Anderson yesterday in round three. After losing in the AFC Championship game to a Patriots’ team that was able to run all over them, becoming more stout in the front seven was a priority for general manager Ryan Grigson.