The Colts signed defensive tackle Joe Bradley to their practice squad Wednesday. Bradley filled the spot vacated when the team released Dedrick Harrington on Monday, Dec. 24.
Joe Bradley on a bike at training camp with the Vikings
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Bradley played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and came in for a workout on Dec. 4. Brad Keller's scouting report on Bradley can be read here.
The Colts passed on Bradley at that time and instead signed Harrington, a linebacker, on Dec. 11. But with continued injury problems on the defensive line — the team has started 10 different players up front this season — some warm bodies are needed for the practice squad. Other players that would normally practice against the first team, like DE Jeff Charleston and rookies Quinn Pitcock and Keyunta Dawson, have been called into duty as part of the regular rotation, even starting at times.
Also, defensive tackle Raheem Brock missed another practice Wednesday with his injured rib, along with Pitcock, who's nursing a sore groin.
The undersized, undrafted Bradley has little chance of sticking with the Colts or even making the regular roster, but he can serve as a good sparring partner for the time being. As the playoffs approach, the Colts can ill-afford losing another player to injury, especially in practice.