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.