Roster Move: Colts Sign DE Ryan Delaire

Carolina Panthers defensive end Ryan Delaire (91) makes a move against San Francisco 49ers guard Andrew Tiller (61) during an NFL football game at Bank of America Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 46-27. (Perry Knotts via AP)

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive end Ryan Delaire and released safety Shamarko Thomas.

Delaire, 6-4, 260 pounds, has played in 15 career games in his time with the Carolina Panthers (2015-16) and Washington Reskins (2015) and has totaled 13 tackles (nine solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one pass defensed. He has appeared in one postseason contest and made one tackle.

Delaire was not with an NFL team in 2017. He saw action in six games for the Panthers in 2016 and tallied five tackles (two solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on December 27, 2016. Delaire played in nine games with Carolina in 2015 and registered eight tackles (seven solo), 2.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He appeared in one postseason contest and made one tackle. Delaire spent the first three weeks of the 2015 season on Washington’s practice squad. He participated in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2015 offseason program and training camp before being waived. Delaire originally signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2015 out of Towson.

Thomas, 5-9, 205 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as a free agent on July 25, 2018. He has played in 60 career games (two starts) in his time with the Buffalo Bills (2017) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-16) and has totaled 24 tackles (16 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 38 special teams stops.

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