COLTS ADD PUNTER KAPINOS, DEFENSIVE BACK VAUGHN
The Indianapolis Colts have signed P-Jeremy Kapinos and DB-Chip Vaughn as free agents, the club announced Tuesday. The Colts also placed TE-Dallas Clark on injured reserve and P-Pat McAfee on reserve/club suspension.
Kapinos (6-1, 233) appeared in 16 games with Green Bay in 2009, punting 66 times for a 43.8-yard average.
Vaughn (6-2, 221) originally was a 2009 fourth-round draft choice by New Orleans, and he saw time this season on Philadelphia's practice squad.
Full biographies of Kapinos and Vaughn follow:
3 JEREMY KAPINOS Punter 6-1 233 Penn State Free Agent-2010 1st Year with Colts, 2nd in NFL Born: August 23, 1984
PRO: Signed as FA with Colts on October 25, 2010…originally signed as FA with NY Jets on July 2, 2007 and waived during training camp…signed to NY Jets practice squad on November 27, 2007…was signed as FA by NY Jets on December 22, 2007…was waived on June 11, 2008…was signed as FA by Green Bay on December 3, 2008.
2009: Appeared in 16 games with Green Bay…was 66-43.8 punting with 15 inside 20 and 10 touchbacks.
2008: Appeared in four games with Green Bay…was 17-39.2 punting with seven inside 20 and one touchback for seasonal totals.
2007: Appeared in one game with NY Jets…was 5-41.6 punting with two inside 20 and one touchback.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman…was 251-41.7 punting for career…holds school record for most punting yardage in career (10,476)…punting average ranks fourth in school history…was Ray Guy Award finalist and Third-Team All-American as senior…was 61-41.3 punting as junior…was Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week against South Florida…was 61-41.8 punting as sophomore…had career-long 78-yard punt at Ohio State…was 68-41.9 punting as freshman…holds degree in recreation, park and tourism management.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jeremy David Kapinos…born in West Point, N.Y….attended West Springfield (Va.) High School…was named all-state, all-district, all-region and Second-Team All-Met as senior…also was goalie in soccer and led team to state championship in 2001…single…resides in Springfield, Va.
49 CHIP VAUGHN Defensive Back 6-2 221 Wake Forest Free Agent-2010 1st Year with Colts, 2nd in NFL Born: October 26, 1985
PRO: Signed as FA with Colts on October 25, 2010…originally was D4-09 selection (116th overall) by New Orleans…was waived on September 4, 2010…was signed to Philadelphia practice squad on September 6, 2010…was waived on September 21, 2010.
2009: Was with New Orleans entire season, but did not play in any games.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman who started 24 of 51 career games…had 257 career tackles, 22 passes defensed, three interceptions, one FF and four FR…started 12 of 13 games as senior…had 87 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions and two FR…was First-Team All-ACC selection…started 10 of 13 games as junior…had team-leading 105 tackles…appeared in 14 games, starting one as sophomore…had 41 tackles and 10 special teams tackles…also had one blocked kick…appeared in 11 games as freshman…had 24 tackles, one FF and 11 special teams tackles…redshirted in 2004…majored in sociology and religion.
PERSONAL: Full name is Clarence B. Vaughn…born in Goldsboro, N.C….attended Robinson Secondary (Va.) High School…was named all-state and All-American as senior…played on DL and OL in high school…also competed in track…single…resides in Fairfax, Va.