Posted May 15, 2012

Indianapolis has claimed tight end Andre Smith off waivers from Chicago. Smith spent the second half of the 2011 season on the Bears’ active roster. The Colts released defensive back Mike Holmes.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today claimed tight end Andre Smith off waivers from the Chicago Bears and waived cornerback Mike Holmes.


Smith, 6-5, 267 pounds, was originally signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011. He spent the first eight weeks of the season on Chicago’s practice squad and was then elevated to the 53-man roster where he was inactive for the remaining eight games of the year.


Smith attended Virginia Tech (2007-10) and competed in 54 games (25 starts). He finished his collegiate career with 39 catches for 438 yards (11.2 avg.) and seven touchdowns. His five scores in 2010 were the most by a Virginia Tech tight end since 2005.


Holmes was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 12, 2011 and was elevated to the 53-man roster on December 6, 2011. He was inactive for the final four games of the season.

Stay up-to-date on everything Colts! Sign-up for the Colts E-newsletter
Colts Single Game Tickets on sale now. Click to purchase.

Recent Videos

  • Cheerleader Road Trip: Ayda


    Take a look at Rookie Cheerleader Ayda during her photo shoot for the 2016-2017 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar.

  • Colts Cheerleader Mariah Prepares For Pro Bowl


    Colts Cheerleader Mariah has one game performance left on her 2016 schedule. She'll be representing the Colts by cheering at the Pro Bowl later this month. She talks with Colts media reporter Caroline Cann about receiving the honor from her peers and preparing for her trip to Orlando.

Recent Photos