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Colts sign WR James Washington, place DE Genard Avery on injured reserve, waive-injured WR Malik Turner

The Colts made the roster moves Friday. 


Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver James Washington and placed defensive end Genard Avery on the Injured Reserve list. The team also waived-injured wide receiver Malik Turner. If Turner clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Washington, 5-11, 213 pounds, has played in 62 career games (25 starts) in his time with the New Orleans Saints (2023), New York Giants (2022), Dallas Cowboys (2022) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2018-21). He has compiled 114 receptions for 1,629 yards (14.3 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. Washington has also registered two carries for 13 yards. He has appeared in two postseason contests and has caught seven passes for 109 yards (15.6 avg.) and one touchdown. Washington was originally selected by the Steelers in the second round (60th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State. In 2022, he spent time on the Giants practice squad. Prior to New York, Washington saw action in two games for the Cowboys before being placed on the team's Injured Reserve list.

Avery, 6-0, 250 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 1, 2023. He has played in 62 career games (17 starts) in his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2022), Philadelphia Eagles (2019-21) and Cleveland Browns (2018-19). Avery has compiled 100 tackles (61 solo), 12.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six special teams stops. He has also appeared in one postseason contest and has registered one tackle.

Turner, 6-2, 202 pounds, was signed by Indianapolis as a free agent on February 23, 2023. He has played in 44 career games (three starts) in his time with the Houston Texans (2022), Las Vegas Raiders (2022), San Francisco 49ers (2022), Dallas Cowboys (2020-21), Green Bay Packers (2020) and Seattle Seahawks (2018-19). Turner has compiled 29 receptions for 414 yards and four touchdowns. He has also appeared in two postseason contests (one start) and has caught one pass for six yards.

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