The Indianapolis Colts today elevated tackle Tyreek Burwell to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Burwell, 6-6, 310 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 11. He participated in the Los Angeles Chargers' 2017 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Burwell played in 16 games with the Chargers over the last two seasons (2015-16). He also spent time on the team's practice squad. Burwell originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2015.
Collegiately, Burwell appeared in 11 games (four starts) at tackle as a senior at Cincinnati in 2014. He redshirted the 2013 season after transferring from SUNY-Cortland. Burwell saw action at tight end in his two seasons (2011-12) with the Red Dragons and caught one touchdown pass.