Colts Release Brody Eldridge, Sign Dave Legree and Justin Anderson

The Colts today released tight end Brody Eldridge, and replaced him with quarterback Dave Legree.  They also signed one of their 7th round draft picks, offensive tackle Justin Anderson.  The Colts have now signed five of their ten picks.

Legree (6-4, 225 pounds) played his college ball at Hampton University after transferring from Syracuse in 2008.  The Colts needed an extra arm for OTAs since rookie quarterback Chandler Harnish (who signed with the team yesterday) is out for a few weeks with a knee injury. 

Brody Eldridge was the Colts’ fifth round draft pick in 2010.  Primarily a blocking tight end, Eldridge appeared in 27 games and caught 14 passes for 84 yards.  General manager Ryan Grigson previously stated that there would be room on the team for Eldridge, but he did not give a great vote of confidence for Eldridge.  The Colts now have six TEs on their roster: Kyle Miller, Dominique Jones, Andre Smith (whom the team signed yesterday), Justin Snow (the longest tenured Colt is the long snapper but is listed as a TE – he will not play any TE at all but will be on the team as the long snapper), and rookies Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.  None of them have caught a pass in an NFL game, and they have appeared in a combined zero games (excluding Snow, who again is the long snapper). 

Lastly, the Colts signed 7th round pick Justin Anderson.  The signing leaves Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, and Josh Chapman as the only unsigned rookies.  Rumors have it that Chapman has signed, but nothing official yet – stay tuned.

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