INDIANAPOLIS – After Chuck Pagano's long injury list on Monday, you knew some roster moves were coming Tuesday.
They came in the form of linebacker Amarlo Herrera and cornerback Jalil Brown coming back to the 53-man roster.
To make room for those two, linebacker Nate Irving (wrist) went on injured reserve and the team waived cornerback Josh Thomas.
Herrera, the team's sixth-round pick in 2015, was called up from the team's practice squad and has spent one week on the active roster this season. His need comes from Irving's wrist injury against Pittsburgh and Jerrell Freeman still week-to-week with a hamstring injury.
Irving has battled injuries all season long after joining the Colts as a free agent. He played 40 snaps against Pittsburgh. A knee injury limited Irving to just eight games this season.
The return of Brown comes after he started three games for the Colts earlier this season. A groin injury sent Brown to injured reserve on October 7. His injury settlement time has expired.
Brown was one of the stars of Training Camp this year and has played 14 games for the Colts in the past three seasons.
Thomas wasn't logging really any action for the Colts defense, so Brown's role will likely begin on special teams.
With Herrera freeing up a spot on the practice squad, the team signed linebacker Edwin Jackson to the practice squad.