INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today signed cornerback Shakial Taylor to the practice squad and released cornerback Jalen Collins from the practice squad.
Taylor, 5-11, 175 pounds, participated in the Colts' 2019 offseason program and training camp before being waived-injured by the team on August 31. He originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2019. Collegiately, Taylor saw action in 21 games at Kansas (2017-18) and compiled 55 tackles (46 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), eight passes defensed and one forced fumble. He played the 2016 season at Mesa Community College, where he saw action in 11 games and collected 42 tackles, half a tackle for loss, one interception and 18 passes defensed. In 2015, Taylor played in 11 games at South Dakota State and tallied seven tackles and one pass defensed.
Collins, 6-1, 203 pounds, was signed to the Indianapolis practice squad on September 1, 2019. He participated in the team's 2019 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on August 31. In 2018, Collins spent time on the Colts' active roster and practice squad but did not see game action. He played in 24 games (eight starts) with the Atlanta Falcons (2015-17) and compiled 43 tackles (40 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed.