Mike Chappell again updates fans in Indianapolis with news that defensive linemen Antonio Johnson and Eric Foster have been re-signed. The move answers a lot of questions concerning the Colts depth chart at defensive tackle. Indianapolis’ current depth chart consists of Antonio Johnson, Fili Moala, Eric Foster, rookie Drake Nevis, DeMario Pressley, and Ricardo Mathews on the interior of the defensive line. It was rumored that Indy pursued Amobi Okoye in free agency, so another transaction is not outside the realm of possibility as the whirlwind free agency period continues.
Veteran guard Kyle DeVan is another player that will return to the Colts in 2011. DeVan has been a regular starter for much of the past two seasons and has been one of the most reliable pass blockers on the team. With rookie Benjamin Ijalana, Jacques McClendon, Jaimie Thomas, Mike Pollak, and Jamey Richard already on the roster potentially looking for a guard spot, DeVan may not be in line to start again in 2011 but he provides reliable depth. If Charlie Johnson also re-signs with the Colts, the competition for guard could heat up even more. Offensive tackle Michael Toudouze has also signed with the club, but Toudouze has been on and off of the roster for the past four years so two new rookie tackles don’t bode well for his roster chances.
The final move in the latest rush for Indianapolis is claiming tight end Tyson DeVree off of waivers from Cleveland. Since going undrafted in 2008, DeVree has been unable to stay with an NFL team – his longest stretch was throughout the 2010 season on the Browns practice squad. With a 90-man camp roster available, he is probably just another body to take offensive reps.