Last week ColtPower reported that the Colts took a look at former Broncos defensive end Anton Palepoi, who aslo had a tryout with the Raiders. And earlier this week, rumors were circulating that they were considering adding running back Quentin Griffin to help with the kickoff return game. ColtPower has learned through one of our sources that Griffin did have a tryout, as did Broncos linebacker Jashon Sykes.
There's been no confirmed signings as of noon ET on Wednesday, but it appears one could be imminent -- even if it's not one of these former Broncos -- since the Colts cleared two spots on their practice squad yesterday, possibly to make room a player or players they will need to cut to make room for any additions.
The Colts referenced earlier in the week that they would like to have more linebacker depth on the active roster before taking on Jacksonville this weekend. At the moment, they have their three starters -- David Thornton, Gary Brackett, Cato June -- and just two backups (Rob Morris, Keith O'Neil).
Sykes was an eight-game starter at weakside linebacker for Denver back in 2003 and played in all sixteen games. He was fourth on the team in special teams tackles. But he made just three game appearances -- primarily on special teams -- in 2004. Sykes, a third-year player out of Colorado, was inactive for most of the team's games last year.
Griffin had worked his way up the Broncos depth chart and into the starter's role in 2004, but was demoted after week four. Then a knee injury sidelined him for the final ten games of the season. Kansas City has also taken a look at the small but speedy back.
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