Krieger-Coble missed the Colts’ initial cutdown to a 53-man roster and signed with the team’s practice squad the next day. He was let go on Sept. 26 and went on to audition for the Ravens and Browns, but he went unsigned and remained available for the Colts to re-sign him today. Coble’s on-field experience is limited with just two games and one catch on his resume thanks to his time with the Broncos last year.
The Krieger-Coble signing could be an indication that Jack Doyle‘s status is up in the air following his concussion. On the flip side, he did practice on Thursday, so it’s possible that he could suit up for Week 5 against the 49ers. Brandon Williams and Darrell Daniels are also on the roster if Doyle can’t go. Erik Swoope, who was expected to see some playing time this year, is on IR following arthroscopic knee surgery and is hoping to return before the season is through.
Doyle had five catches for 27 yards before being forced out of last week’s game against the Seahawks. In the previous week, he had just two grabs against the Browns who have been generous with yards for other opposing tight ends. The Colts are hoping to have Doyle back to his healthy and productive ways against SF as he continues to seek his first touchdown of the 2017 season.
September 3rd, 2017 at 4:48pm CST by Dallas Robinson
Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans are noted below.
Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s AFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:
The Colts made major news on Saturday when they shipped wide receiverPhillip 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.
The Cardinals signed cornerback Jarell Carter and waived/injured linebacker Alani Fua (knee) and cornerback Ronald Zamort (knee). Zamort appeared to be ahead of Brandon Williams on the Cardinals’ depth chart at the time of his season-ending ACL tear.
The Bengals waived kicker Jonathan Brown, which means the team’s kicking competition is down to Jake Elliott and Randy Bullock. To fill his roster spot, the Bengals signed safety Cedric Thompson.
The Eagles signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright to a one-year contract, per a club announcement. Glover-Wright is an undrafted free agent with Utah State with just two games of NFL experience on his resume.
Wide receiver K.J. Maye, who played in college at Minnesota, has been signed to the Patriots‘ 90-man roster.
The 49ers announced that they’ve claimed wide receiver Tim Patrick off waivers from Baltimore and waived/injured fellow wideout B.J. Johnson.
The Chiefs have signed free agent wide receivers Corey Washington and Rob Wheelwright, and waived wide receiver Antwan Goodley and tight end Emanuel Byrd.
The Saints have signed former South Carolina linebacker Jonathan Walton, tweets Nick Underhill of the Advocate.
Danny Mason is returning to Denver. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter), the linebacker has signed with the Broncos. To make room on the roster, the team has released tight end Henry Krieger-Coble (via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter).
Mason, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M–Commerce, spent his first professional season playing for the Indoor Football League. The linebacker eventually caught on with the Broncos during the 2015 offseason, and he had a brief stint on the team’s practice squad. Mason has also spent time in the Bears organization. The Broncos seemingly have plenty of depth at linebacker, although they could be looking for insurance in caseShaquil Barrett is forced to sit Week 1.
Krieger-Coble joined the Broncos organization last offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa. He ultimately appeared in two games with the team, hauling in a single 13-yard catch. The 25-year-old already had an uphill battle to make the squad, especially after the Broncos selected Jake Butt in the fifth round of this past year’s draft. Besides the rookie, the Broncos are also rostering tight ends Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman, and A.J. Derby.
The Broncos parted ways with their third-string quarterback due to injuries at tight end. Denver waived Austin Davis to bring up Henry Krieger-Coble from their practice squad, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post tweets.
Davis signed with the Broncos just before the season, doing so just after the team cut Mark Sanchez. The former Rams starter has not played in a game this season, serving as the No. 3 man behind Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. He did dress for two, however, when Siemian was sidelined. The defending Super Bowl champions signed Davis for $1.25MM this season, and although another $200K in playing-time incentives was available if he took 50% of the snaps, he obviously didn’t come close to that.
The 27-year-old quarterback will venture onto the waiver wire, so it’s possible he could return after this week’s game. He made 10 starts between the 2014 and ’15 seasons but did not have a path to a backup job in Denver, particularly after news the Broncos are strongly considering staying with Siemian in 2017 emerged earlier this week.
Denver saw both of its top two tight ends, Virgil Green and A.J. Derby, suffer concussions. Both are still in the protocol and will not be available against the Chiefs on Sunday, joining Brandon Marshall and T.J. Ward in that regard. Jeff Heuerman (four receptions, 88 yards this season) will serve as the Broncos’ starting tight end, with Krieger-Coble being a backup in Kansas City. A rookie UDFA out of Iowa, Kreiger-Coble has not played in a game this season.