While most of the organization has been focusing on the task at hand of hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, a few select individuals were working on obtaining talent for the club's 2007 depth chart this past week.
As a result, six players agreed to reserve/future contracts, meaning that they'll officially become members of the team's roster when the NFL's 2006 season ends.
Earlier this week, ColtPower reported that former Temple quarterback Mike McGann, who was in the Colts' training camp last summer, was one of the players selected. He's also drawn an NFL Europe assignment as one of the team's five players who will head overseas for the Spring.
Also signed and heading to NFL Europe are two other 2006 training camp participants: defensive tackle Tom Johnson out of Southern Mississippi and wide receiver Brian Hare out of Purdue. Both were signed last year as undrafted free agents.
Over a week ago, ColtPower revealed in this Insiders' exclusive scouting report that the team held a tryout for defensive end Jeff Charleston out of Idaho State. He obviously impressed team officials, because he has also agreed to a reserve/future deal to play for Indianapolis in 2007. Charleston was in Houston's training camp last summer.
After recently re-signing OG Matt Ulrich to the roster, RB Kory Chapman was waived and put back on the practice squad. That move came at the expense of former USC safety Scott Ware, who was bumped from the squad. But the team has reached an agreement with him to join the Colts for the upcoming year.
The sixth addition to the 2007 team is Trevis Coley, a safety out of Southern Mississippi whose twin brother is a linebacker on Jacksonville's practice squad. Both brothers were initially signed as undrafted free agents by the Giants right after the draft, but Trevis was released before the beginning of training camp. ColtPower's Jerry Langton will provide a full scouting report on Coley on Monday for our Insiders.
In related news, three former Colts signed reserve/future contracts with teams this week. Safety Idrees Bashir will be returning to the Detroit Lions, offensive guard Steve Sciullo has signed on for an NFLE assignment as a member of the Panthers, and defensive back Eric Hill, who played in NFLE for the Colts last Spring, has signed with the Broncos.
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