INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts are tweaking their roster with just one day to go before they open the regular season.
The team on Saturday announced it has signed guard Adam Redmond from its practice squad to its active roster ahead of Sunday’s 2017 regular season opener against the Rams in Los Angeles.
In a corresponding move, the Colts have waived running back Matt Jones.
Redmond, a Harvard product, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent in May 2016, and spent time with the team’s practice squad throughout last season. He played in all four of the Colts’ preseason games this year, and got the start at left tackle in Indy’s 7-6 Week 4 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Redmond offers the team position flexibility against the Rams, as he can play any position along the offensive line. He was one of two players, including rookie Deyshawn Bond, who filled in at center during the preseason after the team’s No. 1 center, Ryan Kelly, suffered a foot injury during an Aug. 10 training camp practice.
With Kelly officially ruled out of Sunday’s game, Bond will likely get the start at center for the Colts. Asked Friday who the team’s backup center will be for the game should something happen to Bond, head coach Chuck Pagano said, “That’ll reveal itself in the next couple days.”
Jones, meanwhile, was claimed by the Colts last Sunday after he was waived by the Washington Redskins, who selected the 6-foot-2, 239-pound running back in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.
He has played in 20 career games (seven starts) with Washington (2015-16) and compiled 243 carries for 950 yards (3.9 avg.) and six touchdowns. Jones also caught 27 passes for 377 yards and one touchdown.