INJURY UPDATES, CHIP VAUGHN PLACED ON IR, SIGN FA AFALAVA
The club has announced that defensive back Bob Sanders (biceps) and wide receiver Austin Collie will be out this week against San Diego. Collie will be held out as a precautionary measure. After being cleared medically to participate at New England, he encountered symptoms from his previous injury at Philadelphia (concussion), though there was no recurrence at New England. Running back Joseph Addai will progress to practice this week for conditioning purposes. Addai will participate in non-contact drills only, and a timetable for a full return to action is uncertain.
The club also placed defensive back Chip Vaughn (ankle) on injured reserve, and defensive back Al Afalava has been signed as a free agent. His full biography is below.
23 AL AFALAVA Defensive Back 5-11 212 Oregon State Free Agent 2010 1st Year with Colts, 2nd in NFL Born: January 20, 1987
PRO: Signed as FA with Colts on November 23, 2010…originally was D6-09 (190th overall) choice of Chicago…was waived by Chicago on September 4, 2010.
2009: Started 13 games at S with Chicago…was inactive at San Francisco 11/12, vs. Minnesota 12/28 and at Detroit 1/3…had 70 tackles, two sacks, seven passes defensed, one FF and one FR…made first career start at Green Bay 9/13 and had three tackles, one pass defensed and one sack…had career-high 11 tackles at Cincinnati 10/25…had 10 tackles and one sack at Minnesota 11/29…had six tackles and one FF vs. Green Bay 12/13.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman who started 39 of 47 career games …had 167 career tackles, 14 passes defensed, three interceptions, one sack, four FFs and three FRs…started 11 games as senior…had 36 tackles, two interceptions and one pass defensed…started 13 games as junior…had 64 tackles, three passes defensed, one sack, 1 FF and 2 FRs…appeared in 14 games, starting nine as sophomore…had 35 tackles, three passes defensed, one interception and one FF…appeared in nine games, starting six as freshman…had 32 tackles and two FFs…majored in liberal studies.
PERSONAL: Full name is Al Afalava…born in Kahuku, Hawaii…attended Kahuku High School…was First-Team all-state selection as senior…led team to state title and 14-0 record as junior…Afalava and his wife, Jerrell, reside with their son, Darius, in Kahuku, Hawaii.