INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts today signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman to the active roster, activated offensive guard Seth Olsen from Injured Reserve and placed linebacker Justin Hickman on Injured Reserve. The team also signed running back Alvester Alexander and tight end Dominique Jones to the practice squad and released cornerback Isaiah Green and tight end Martell Webb from the practice squad.
Westerman, 6-3, 260 pounds, has played in 41 games (three starts) over his four-year career, making 31 tackles (25 solo), 4.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. This season, he contributed with two special teams tackles in five games with the Arizona Cardinals. Westerman was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009. He then signed with the Miami Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent on March 20, 2012 and was waived on August 31. Westerman was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on September 1 and was waived on November 21.
Olsen, 6-5, 305 pounds, started at left guard for the first three games this season and has played in a total of 12 games (four starts) in his career. He was placed on Injured Reserve on October 8, 2012 and returned to practice on November 28. Olsen was originally acquired by the Colts from waivers on September 12, 2011.
Hickman, 6-2, 258 pounds, has recorded 14 tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed in 12 games this season. He was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 9, 2012.
Alexander, 5-11, 204 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts on August 15, 2012 before being waived on August 26. He was signed to the practice squad on September 3 and released on October 9. Alexander was then signed back to the practice squad on October 30 and released on November 20.
Jones, 6-3, 255 pounds, has one reception for eight yards in four games (one start) this season. He was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012 before being waived on October 8. He was signed to the practice squad on October 10 and released on October 16. Jones was then signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on October 23 and released on November 19. Jones was signed back to the Colts active roster on November 21 and waived on December 3.
Green, 5-10, 180 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 9, 2012. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills on May 31, 2012.
Webb, 6-3, 276 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 13, 2012. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011 and was released on August 29. After spending time on New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squads, Webb signed with the Arizona Cardinals on January 5, 2012 and was waived on August 31.