ANDERSON – With the training camp reporting date at hand, the Colts have made a number of moves that is typical for this time of the year.
Players report today for the opening of camp at Anderson University. Accordingly, the team has conducted a number of personnel moves.
On Saturday, the club's most visible move was to agree to contract terms with quarterback Peyton Manning. The club agreed on a multi-year deal that will allow Manning to resume his outstanding career when health allows. He will open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after off-season neck surgery.
In other news, the team has agreed to a contract with running back Joseph Addai. Addai has started 49 of 66 games in five years after being a first-round draft choice. Addai had two 1,000 seasons and had gained 4,020 yards on 977 career attempts, and he has rushed for 38 touchdowns. Addai is the only player in club history to gain 100 yards both rushing and receiving in a game, and he has added 176 career receptions for 1,355 yards and nine scores. Addai also is sturdy in pass protection.
Offensive tackle Michael Toudouze, defensive tackle Eric Foster, offensive guard Kyle DeVan, quarterback Nate Davis have signed contracts. The club has contract agreements with running back Delone Carter, defensive back Chris Rucker and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson.
The Colts claimed tight end Tyson DeVree off waivers from Cleveland and has released defensive back Kelvin Hayden.
Toudouze has played in games for the Colts in three of the past four seasons. He saw action in four games as a reserve at tackle in 2007. He played in two games in 2009, including one start at tackle, and he played in the final regular-season game and the playoff game for the Colts last year.
DeVan has started 21 of 31 career appearances, including 12 starts at left guard last season. He also started the playoff game against New York.
Foster has started 16 of 45 career games since 2008. He opened 11 games his first year and five in 2009. He was a 16-game reserve lineman last year, recording 33 tackles and two fumbles forced.
Johnson started two of 14 appearances last year and has played in 37 games for the club in his three-year career.
Carter was the club's fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, the 119th selection overall. Carter (5-9, 225) played at Syracuse, where he was a four-year letterman who opened 23 of 42 career games. He was 646-3,104, 24 TDs rushing and 28-208, 1 TD receiving, with 11 career 100 rushing games. Carter ended his career ranked 3rd in school history in rushing yards, T7th in rushing TDs and 100 games. He started 12 games as a senior and was 231-1,233, 9 TDs rushing and 8-45 receiving.
Rucker was the club's sixth-round pick in this year's draft from Michigan State, the 188th selection overall. Rucker (6-1, 195) was a four-year letterman who opened 34 of 42 career games. He had 191 tackles, 122 solo, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, six interceptions, 19 passes defensed, five fumbles forced and one fumble recovered. He started 10 of 11 games as a senior and had 64 tackles, 39 solo, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and two fumbles forced.
Davis was a standout performer at Ball State. He was 678-1,124-9,223, 74 TDs passing in three seasons, including 20 250 outings and nine 300 outings. He was a 2008 finalist for the Manning Award.
DeVree was signed by New England as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and spent some time on the Patriots practice squad that season. The following year, he was in the Buffalo Bills training camp before being released prior to the start of the regular season. DeVree was also signed to the Browns practice squad last year.
Indianapolis has released defensive back Kelvin Hayden, a starter for four of the past six seasons. Hayden opened 46 of 77 career games and had 12 regular-season and post-season interceptions. His biggest was the 56t interception in Super Bowl XLI, the final scoring play in the club's 29-17 victory over Chicago.
Colts players under contract must report to Anderson University on Sunday. The club has its first practice on Monday at 9:30 a.m.