Colts Claim TE Doyle, Release RB Williams, Sign 6 to Practice Squad

The Indianapolis Colts announced earlier today that they had made a waiver claim to former Indianapolis Cathedral High School Tight End Jack Doyle (6-6, 258 pounds), who was cut by the Titans this week. 

The team also signed six recently released players to their practice squad (leaving two spots open), including quarterback Chandler Harnish and Linebackers Josh McNary and Daniel Adongo.  From the team’s press release:

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed tight end Jack Doyle off waivers (Tennessee), waived running back Kerwynn Williams and signed six players to its practice squad, including, OLB-Daniel Adongo, C-Thomas Austin, QB-Chandler Harnish, TE-Dominique Jones, LB-Josh McNary and CB-Sheldon Price. 

Doyle, 6-6, 258 pounds, is an Indianapolis native who spent his prep years at Cathedral High School and then attended Western Kentucky University. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013. In four collegiate seasons, Doyle totaled 162 receptions for 1,769 yards and eight touchdowns in 42 games. He finished his career ranked second on WKU’s all-time receptions list. As a senior last season, Doyle set a career-high with five touchdowns en route to being named a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection.

Doyle isn’t going to wow anyone with his speed, but he did play in a West Coast offense at WKU, which should help him adjust quickly to Pep Hamilton’s scheme.  According to his NFL Draft profile, Doyle is a “fluid athlete” despite his lack of speed and can adjust his body to make tough catches.  He has the size to be a fine blocker, but according to his draft profile, needs to work on his technique and possibly add some lower body strength. 

Indianapolis can have up to eight players on their practice squad, though there is no indication yet as to whether former Utah State star Kerwynn Williams (or anyone) figures to fill one of the open spots. 

Williams’s release leaves the Colts with just three active running backs (not counting fullback Stanley Havili).  This could mean free agent signee Ahmad Bradshaw is finally healthy and ready to play, or it could indicate more roster tweaking to come.  

Marcus Dugan

About Marcus Dugan

Marcus is a husband, dad, twitter geek, and all around average guy who covers news, game recaps, and additional material for The Colts Authority, while working even harder as an Indy area real estate broker. He's been known to overuse parentheses while editorializing (but who doesn't?)