The Colts have reportedly signed former Notre Dame running back Autry Denson to a one-year contract and he is expected to be available for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Although team officials haven't confirmed the signing, it's expected that Denson -- who was drafted by Tony Dungy when he was with Tampa Bay in 1999 and has seen playing time with both the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears -- will serve as a backup to Mungro this week.
"It's a perfect offense for Autry," said Pat Lawlor, Denson's agent. "I think that he will do some good things in Indianapolis."
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Denson, who was one of the final cuts made by the Cleveland Browns at the end of training camp, has reportedly signed a one-year contract worth $450,000. He will earn $225,000 after prorating the contract over the final half of the season.
Mungro, who ran for an NFL career-best 60 yards Sunday against Tennessee as a late replacement for expected starter Ricky Williams, was a late pickup by Indianapolis at the end of training camp.
The former Syracuse standout led the Detroit Lions in rushing during the pre-season but was one of the team's final cuts.
Williams and starter Edgerrin James are out with hamstring injuries and are listed as a doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
"Both of them have hamstring injuries and you just never know how that's going to go," said Colts' coach Tony Dungy. "If we had to play early this week, they wouldn't play."
Indianapolis has been hit hard by the injury bug at the running back position this season. The Colts have had six running backs go down with injuries since the start of training camp.
Scrambling for RBs, Colts reportedly sign Denson
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