COLTS SIGN TOUDOUZE, WAIVE BELL

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Colts Sign Offensive Tackle Michael Toudouze to Active Roster
The Indianapolis Colts have waived running back Joique Bell and signed offensive tackle Michael Toudouze, the club announced today. Toudouze was fifth-round pick by the Colts in 2006. A biography of Toudouze follows:

75 MICHAEL TOUDOUZE Offensive Tackle 6-6 303 Texas Christian FA-2010 4th Year With Colts, 3rd in NFL Born: April 27, 1983 PRO: Signed as FA with Colts on December 14, 2010...originally was D5-06 choice of Colts, the 162nd overall selection...was waived on September 4, 2006...signed to Colts practice squad on September 6, 2006...signed as FA with Colts on February 7, 2007...was waived on September 28, 2007...signed to Colts practice squad on September 29, 2007...Signed as FA with Colts on November 10, 2007...was waived on August 30, 2008...signed to Colts practice squad on September 1, 2008...signed as FA with Colts on January 2, 2009...was waived on September 5, 2009…signed as FA with Colts on December 9, 2009…signed as FA with Tennessee on August 10, 2010…was waived on September 4, 2010.

2009: Appeared in two games after signing as FA 12/9, starting one at RT at Buffalo 1/3…was inactive vs. Denver 12/13 and at Jacksonville 12/17…appeared on special teams vs. NYJ 12/27. POST-SEASON: Was inactive vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008: Was on practice squad for entire regular season. POST-SEASON: Was signed to active roster from practice squad on 1/2…did not play in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3.

2007: Reserve OT who saw action in four games, three at LT and one at RT…saw action at LT at San Diego 11/11, at Atlanta 11/22 and at Baltimore 12/9…was reserve RT vs. Tennessee 12/30…did not play vs. New Orleans 9/6, vs. Kansas City 11/18, vs. Jacksonville 12/2 and at Oakland 12/16…was inactive 9/16 at Tennessee, 9/23 at Houston and 12/23 vs. Houston… line allowed 23 sacks in 2007, ranking 5th in AFC and 7th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 10 consecutive seasons with 25 -TD passes and 3,000 seasons to open career, including his then NFL-record 8th 4,000 season…line helped RB-Joseph Addai (261-1,072, 12 TDs) become third Colts rusher (Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James) to begin career with consecutive 1,000 seasons…line helped team total 19 rushing TDs, the most since 22 in 1990…line helped club produce 7th 4,000 -passer (4,040, Manning) and 1,000 -rusher (1,072, Addai) and 1,000 -receiver (1,510, WR-Reggie Wayne) tandem. POST-SEASON: Was inactive vs. San Diego 1/13 in Divisional Playoffs.

2006: Spent time on Colts practice squad.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman who opened 13 of 44 games…started 12 games as senior…earned first-team All-Mountain West honors…had 54 knockdowns while allowing only two sacks…helped pave way for offense that averaged 33.2 points per game…saw action in 10 games as junior…saw action as reserve at LT and RT…appeared in 13 games as sophomore…was discus thrower for track team following spring football…saw action in nine games as freshman…was redshirted as freshman in 2001…majored in kinesiology.

PERSONAL: Full name is John Michael Toudouze…born in San Antonio, Texas.…attended East Central High School…earned All-San Antonio honors…was named all-district as junior and senior…started at TE as junior and OT as senior…was all-state in discus…single…resides in San Antonio, Texas.

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