*INDIANAPOLIS — *The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent safeties Micah Abernathy and Jacob Thieneman and waived safety Matthias Farley.
“It has been a privilege to get to know Matthias over the last two years,” said Colts General Manager Chris Ballard. “He was a leader for our organization on and off the field. Matthias has a passion to help others and was a pillar for our team in the Indianapolis community. We are so thankful for his contributions to the horseshoe and wish him the best moving forward.”
Abernathy, 6-0, 195 pounds, participated in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2019 training camp. He also participated in the Minnesota Vikings’ 2019 offseason program. Abernathy originally signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2019. Collegiately, he played in 44 games (30 starts) at Tennessee and compiled 197 tackles (128 solo), 7.0 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions and five fumble recoveries.
Thieneman, 6-1, 215 pounds, participated in the New York Giants’ 2019 offseason program before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on May 15, 2019. He was waived from the Giants’ Injured Reserve list on June 13. Thieneman originally signed with New York as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2019. Collegiately, the Noblesville, Ind. native appeared in 34 games (24 starts) at Purdue and tallied 170 tackles (113 solo), 13.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 11 passes defensed, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.
Farley, 5-11, 204 pounds, played in 37 games (16 starts) in three seasons (2016-18) with the Colts and registered 116 tackles (72 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 12 special teams stops. In 2018, he appeared in five games (one start) and tallied 17 tackles (10 solo), four passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on October 12, 2018.