The Colts signed cornerback Jalen Collins to the practice squad, per a team announcement. To make room, they released quarterback Phillip Walker from the 10-man unit.
Collins, a 6’1″ cornerback, was a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2015. Red flags kept him from being a first-round pick that year and assorted issues kept him from realizing his potential at the pro level.
After completing his latest ban – a 10-game suspension of unknown origin – Collins auditioned for Indianapolis on Wednesday. The Colts apparently liked what they saw and jumped at the low-risk/high-reward move to stash him. In 24 career games (eight starts) with the Falcons, Collins tallied 43 tackles (40 solo), two tackles for loss, two interceptions, and ten passes defensed.
Walker, meanwhile, has been doing the Grandpa Simpson all year. This marks the end of his fourth stint on the Colts’ practice squad this year and it remains to be seen whether he’ll get a fifth shot.
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