Colts notebook: Clayton Geathers, Henry Anderson out; TE Chase Coffman added

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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 29: Isaiah Pead #24 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball against Hugh Thornton #69 of the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter during a preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 29, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ANDERSON, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts made a few medically-related moves Tuesday, and one was a surprise.

Safety Clayton Geathers, expected to start in his second season, was placed along with rookie tight end Mike Miller on the non-football injury list. The team offered no explanation for Geathers’ situation. He participated in the bulk of the team’s offseason work.

A source told Indy Sports Central Geathers “would be fine.’’

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com tweeted that Geathers is dealing with a broken bone in his foot and the team is hopeful he’ll be ready for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against Detroit.

Also, defensive tackle Henry Anderson and tight end Darion Griswold were placed on the physically unable to perform list.

More roster moves: The team signed free agent tight end Chase Coffman and running back Abou Toure, and placed running back Tyler Varga on the reserve/retired list. The Colts also waived cornerback Daniel Davie.

Varga missed the final 13 games of 2015 with a concussion.

Coffman’s addition was necessary with the injury status of Miller and Griswold. The only healthy tight ends were Dwayne Allen, Jack Doyle, Erik Swoope and Emil Igwenagu.

Coffman was a third-round pick of Cincinnati in 2009 who has appeared in 37 games, three as a starter. He spent last season with Seattle and had a career-high eight catches for 71 yards and one touchdown in two games.

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