INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive end Chris McCain and waived tight end Randall Telfer with a failed physical designation.
McCain, 6-5, 236 pounds, has played in 35 career games and has totaled 34 tackles (26 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and three special teams stops in his time with the Los Angeles Chargers (2017), New Orleans Saints (2016), Dallas Cowboys (2016) and Miami Dolphins (2014-15). He was originally signed by the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 19, 2014 out of California.
In 2017, McCain appeared in 15 games and tallied 28 tackles (20 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one special teams stop. He spent time on the Saints' active roster and practice squad in 2016. McCain saw action in two games for New Orleans and registered one special teams tackle. He also spent time on the Cowboys practice squad in 2016. In 2015, McCain played in eight games for the Dolphins and compiled two solo tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble. As a rookie in 2014, he appeared in 10 games and collected four solo tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one special teams stop.
Telfer, 6-4, 250 pounds, was claimed by the Colts off waivers (from Cleveland) on May 7, 2018. He played in 30 career games (19 starts) in three seasons (2015-17) with the Browns and caught five passes for 40 yards. Telfer was originally selected by the Browns in the sixth round (198th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of USC.