Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay notified fans that the team signed defensive tackle Daniel Muir back to the team yesterday. In order to make room for the move, offensive tackle Mike Tepper was waived. Look for Tepper to land back on the practice squad in the next 24 hours.
This is a positive move for the defense as Muir is replacing Eric Foster in the rotation — and likely subbing for rookie Drake Nevis until he is ready to return. While Muir struggled in a nose tackle role in 2010, he has excelled at under tackle and has the experience in the Colts defense to be ready right away. Muir’s size should potentially help against runs up the middle as well.
If Muir can prove himself with his second chance in the Colts system, he may earn a new contract a rejuvenate his NFL career. Moving Tyler Brayton and Jamaal Anderson back outside to defensive end permanently can only have a positive impact for Indianapolis. Muir has never had the luxury of two solid run-stopping defensive ends playing on the line in 2009 and 2010.
At minimum he will be another positive voice in the locker room — he was always very well liked by his teammates. It is also another reason for fans to watch games and pull for a familiar player.