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Roster Move: Colts Sign Safety Shamarko Thomas

Buffalo Bills safety Shamarko Thomas (29) drops into coverage during the game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, Orchard Park, NY. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 24-16. (Al Tielemans via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent safety Shamarko Thomas and waived cornerback Juante Baldwin.

Thomas, 5-9, 205 pounds, 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. He has appeared in four postseason contests and has tallied two tackles (one solo). Thomas was originally selected by the Steelers in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Syracuse.

In 2017, Thomas saw action in 12 games for Buffalo and tied for the team high with nine special teams tackles. He played in one postseason contest and made two tackles (one solo). Thomas also participated in the New York Jets’ 2017 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts. He appeared in eight games with Pittsburgh in 2016 and recorded seven special teams stops. In 2015, Thomas played in a career-high 15 games and tallied two tackles (one solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and 10 special teams stops. He also saw action in two postseason contests. Thomas appeared in 11 games in 2014 and registered one forced fumble and five special teams tackles. As a rookie in 2013, he played in 14 games (two starts) and totaled 22 tackles (15 solo) and seven special teams stops. Thomas also played in one postseason contest.

Baldwin, 5-11, 188 pounds, was signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on June 14, 2018. He participated on a tryout basis during the team’s mandatory mini-camp before being signed. Baldwin also spent time in Kansas City on a tryout basis for the Chiefs’ 2018 rookie mini-camp. He spent two seasons (2016-17) at Pittsburg State. In 2017, Baldwin started all 12 games and compiled 30 tackles (20 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions and one forced fumble. He redshirted the 2016 season after transferring from Friends University.

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