Colts sign former Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, waive 10 players
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts took several steps at reshaping their roster Sunday.
They signed free agent running back Stevan Ridley and waived 10 players.
The Colts added Ridley after putting him through a workout Friday. He had been released by the Detroit Lions earlier in the week.
Ridley, 27, has appeared in 60 games with 26 starts since being selected in the third round of the 2011 draft by the New England Patriots. He had rushed for 2,907 yards and 22 touchdowns and added 27 receptions for 144 yards with the Patriots and New York Jets.
Ridley rushed for 1,263 yards in 2012 and 773 in ’13 with New England before suffering a season-ending knee injury in October 2014. He was with the New York Jets last season, averaging 2.5 yards on 36 carries in nine games.
His addition adds another veteran presence in the competition to back up Frank Gore. That list already includes Robert Turbin and Jordan Todman.
Also Sunday, the Colts waived wide receivers Justin Berger and Josh Stangby, safety Alden Darby, cornerback Winston Rose, guard Eric Herman, defensive tackle Ricky Lumpin, defensive end Delvon Simmons, linebacker Junior Sylvestre, running back Chase Price and tight end Mike Miller.
Miller was a rookie free agent who played at Taylor University.
Rosters must be trimmed to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The final cut to 53 is Saturday.
The Colts wind up the preseason Thursday at Cincinnati and open the season Sept. 11 against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium.