The Colts picked up another running back today, former Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens running back Shaun Draughn. To make room for Draughn, they placed inside linebacker Pat Angerer on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
From the Colts’ press release:
Draughn, 6-0, 205 pounds, has appeared in 20 career games, rushing 63 times for 235 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 24 passes for 158 yards. He has also returned 25 kickoffs for 590 yards (23.6 avg.). Draughn was originally signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011 before joining the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on October 5. He was then elevated to the active roster on December 31 and was waived on August 31, 2013. Draughn was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on September 11 and played in three games, returning two kicks for 53 yards (26.5 avg.). He was waived by the Ravens on October 10.
Angerer played in 11 games (nine starts) this season and totaled 87 tackles (48 solo), a half of a sack, two passes defensed and an interception. For his career, he has appeared in 54 games (39 starts), recording 365 tackles (203 solo), 2.5 sacks, eight passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.
Angerer, whose contract is up at the end of the season, has struggled with injuries off and on since posting 148 tackles in 2011. He’s a solid linebacker for his size, but he likely will become a 2014 free agent.
Draughn, who ran a 4.75 second 40-yard dash at the 2010 combine (though he was around 8 pounds heavier), averaged 3.9 yards per carry with the Chiefs, but he saw very little playing time in Baltimore and hasn’t had an NFL carry since September 22. He struggled with a high ankle sprain before his release in October.
The Colts, who already have three running backs on IR, need depth at the position after Donald Brown’s injury on Sunday. This week, if Brown isn’t ready to go, the depth chart will consist of Trent Richardson, Tashard Choice (signed off the street last week), and Draughn. Welcome to December in the NFL.