COLTS SIGN HAMLIN, PLACE COLLIE ON IR

The Colts on Wednesday signed veteran defensive back Ken Hamlin and placed wide receiver Austin Collie on injured reserve.

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COLTS SIGN VETERAN DB HAMLIN, PLACE COLLIE ON IR
The Indianapolis Colts have placed wide receiver Austin Collie (concussion) on injured reserve and have signed free agent defensive back Ken Hamlin to the active roster, the club announced Wednesday.

A biography on Hamlin follows:

35 KEN HAMLIN Defensive Back 6-2 208 Arkansas FA-2010 1st Year with Colts, 8th in NFL Born: January 20, 1981
PRO: Signed as FA with Colts on December 22, 2010…originally was D2-03 choice of Seattle, the 42nd overall selection…signed as FA with Dallas on March 23, 2007…was waived on April 2, 2010…signed as FA with Baltimore on June 17, 2010…was waived on September 22, 2010…signed as FA with Baltimore on September 29, 2010…was waived on November 30, 2010.

2010: Appeared in seven games for Baltimore…had three tackles, one interception and one FR…had one FR vs. Denver 10/10…had two tackles and one interception at New England 10/17.

2009: Started 12 games with Dallas…missed games 11-14 with ankle injury…had 74 tackles and four passes defensed… had season-high 11 tackles vs. NY Giants 9/20. POST-SEASON: Started two games…had nine tackles and one pass defensed.

2008: Started 16 games with Dallas…was team captain and led secondary with 92 tackles…also had three passes defensed, one interception, one sack, one FF and one FR.

2007: Started 16 games for Dallas…named to first career Pro Bowl…had career-highs in tackles (102), passes defensed (14) and interceptions (5)…had career-high 13 tackles vs. New England 10/14. POST-SEASON: Started one game…had six tackles vs. NY Giants in NFC Divisional Playoffs.

2006: Started 16 games with Seattle…had 96 tackles, 66 solo, 11 passes defensed, five interceptions, two sacks and one FF…earned NFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month honors for September after having 18 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed. POST-SEASON: Started two games…had nine tackles.

2005: Started first six games of season for Seattle before being placed on injured reserve with a head injury on 11/1…had 26 tackles and two passes defensed.

2004: Started 16 games with Seattle…had 79 tackles, 63 solo, nine passes defensed, two sacks and four interceptions…had two interceptions vs. Buffalo 11/28. POST-SEASON: Started one game…had two tackles, one interception and one pass defensed vs. St. Louis in Wild Card Playoffs.

2003: Started 14 of 16 games with Seattle…had 96 tackles, eight passes defensed, two FF and one interception. POST-SEASON: Appeared in one game, but did not record a tackle.

HONORS: 2003: PFW All-Rookie Team. 2006: NFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month (September). 2007: Pro Bowl.

COLLEGE: Three-year letterman who appeared in 36 career games…set school record with 381 tackles…also had 28 passes defensed, nine interceptions, eight FF and five FR…nominated for Bronco Nagurski and Jim Thorpe awards as junior…was named First-Team All-SEC as sophomore…led team in tackles as freshman…became first freshman in school history to lead team in tackles…named to Coaches' All-SEC Freshman team…majored in business education.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ken Hamlin…born in Memphis, Tenn….attended Frayser High School…was named Class 3A Player-of-the-Year as senior after gaining 2,327 all-purpose yards, including 1,276 rushing yards and 16 TDs…had 136 tackles and eight interceptions as safety…also lettered in track and baseball…was member of school's National Honor Society and was senior class vice president…set up Hamlin Foundation, whose mission is to assist, empower and support economically disadvantaged youth and single-parent families…resides in Memphis, Tenn.

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