The Colts claimed tight end Randall Telfer off waivers earlier today, but the transaction cost another player a roster spot. Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports (via Twitter) that the Colts have waived tight end Jason Vander Laan.
After joining the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Vander Laan was converted from quarterback to tight end. The Ferris State product ended up spending the entire campaign on New York’s practice squad, but he was waived by the team last September. He ended up landing with the Colts, and he had a brief stint on the active roster in November.
Telfer provides a slight upgrade to Vander Laan, as the former Browns tight end is known for his blocking ability. However, the 25-year-old is limited offensively, having hauled in only five catches for 40 yards in 30 career games (19 starts). Following today’s transactions, the Colts are now rostering six tight ends. Telfer, Darrell Daniels, Ross Travis, and Erik Swoope will compete for reps behind Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.
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