The Buzz: Seven Former Colts Make Visits

Seven former Colts, including Donald Strickland and three others from the 2005 squad, were on the move this week trying to find a new place to hang their spikes. Find out who is showing interest in them, as well as some other significant player and team buzz from around the NFL in today's report.

ColtPower has learned that cornerback Donald Strickland isn't wasting any time looking for a new employer. He visited with the San Francisco 49ers at the end of the week to explore opportunities with them. The trip was reportedly only a visit, reinforcing the notion that Strickland might not be ready for immediate action or even an actual tryout.

Former Colts offensive lineman Steve Sciullo worked out for the Seattle Seahawks along with four other offensive linemen this week. Sciullo was a surprise release by the Eagles at the end of their training camp. He filled in capably last year as the Eagles struggled through some injuries to their starters in 2004.

Wide receiver Drew Haddad (Colts, Bills) was one of twelve players the Buccaneers invited in for tryouts as they attempt to bolster their passing attack. Seven quarterbacks and five receivers were in the mix.

Former Clemson receiver Roscoe Crosby, who the Colts snatched up immediately following the NFL Supplemental Draft, had a tryout in Green Bay this week since the Packers' receiving corps has been hit deeply by injuries. But they also took a look at former Eagle Freddie Mitchell, and former Seahawk Taco Wallace. They opted for experience and signed Wallace, who was more impressive than Mitchell during the workouts.

Former Falcons DE Gabe Nyenhuis, who was on the Colts practice squad for a few weeks this season, had a tryout with the Vikings this week.

Defensive tackle Lynn McGruder, who was with the Colts for roughly a week at the end of the preseason -- and who was actually named to the 53-man roster for a day or two -- became a member of the Washington Redskins practice squad this week. The former University of Oklahoma standout was released by the Buccaneers in the first wave of roster cuts this summer and was picked up for a short time by the Colts.

Linebacker Greg Favors had a tryout in Cleveland this week as the Browns scramble for some help on defense. Favors had an odd experience with the Colts, signing in 2002 as a free agent after leaving the Titans. But the Colts kept him on the inactive roster for the first eight games of the year, not letting him suit up for a single game. He finished the season in Buffalo and played the past two seasons in Carolina and Jacksonville. He was released by the Jaguars on August 31st.

Here's some other noteworthy buzz about player and talent situations around the league...

The Broncos are trying to find some secondary help. They tried out six candidates this week including former Purdue defensive back Antwaun Rogers who is trying to land in the NFL after tearing his hamstring in his final collegiate season.

The Bills, still unsettled at quarterback with J.P. Losman riding the pine and former Colt Kelly Holcomb a bit erratic, brought in former LSU quarterback Rohan Davey for a look earlier this week.

The Texans, still stunned by the loss of LB Kailee Wong, brought in former Broncos linebacker Terry Peirce for a tryout.

The Patriots took a look at running back Heath Evans on Friday. Evans is in this fifth year, spending his first four in Seattle before being released this season by the Dolphins.

In other Colts alumni player news, cornerback Tyrone Poole was placed on injured reserve this week by the Patriots, ending his season.

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