INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Colts tight end Ryan Hewitt on Thursday signed a deal with the Tennessee Titans, the team announced.
Prior to joining the Titans, Hewitt was one of two unrestricted free agents left from the 2018 Colts team that had remained unsigned. Now, safety Mike Mitchell remains a free agent, as is safety Corey Moore, who was a restricted free agent heading into the offseason.
Hewitt in 2018 appeared in 12 games with two starts for the Colts, and his only reception on the season was his first-career touchdown, a one-yard score against the Titans Week 17.
Hewitt was the 13th different receiver to catch a touchdown from quarterback Andrew Luck in the regular season, tying an NFL record.
A key blocker at the tight end position, Hewitt was also a key member of the Colts’ special teams units, logging 143 special teams snaps on the year — 12th most among all players on the roster.
Despite losing Hewitt, the Colts in 2019 have plenty of continuity at the tight end position. Returning are starters Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron, as well as Mo Alie-Cox and Ross Travis, who missed the entire 2018 season with a knee injury.
Others at the position hoping to earn a spot on the Week 1 roster include Billy Brown, Hale Hentges and Gabe Holmes.