Colts make multiple transactions

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

After placing SS Melvin Bullitt on injured reserve, the Colts added some depth to the secondary by signing DB Aaron Francisco.

They also signed third-year WR Kenneth Moore, activated rookie S Mike Newton from the practice squad, placed RB Devin Moore on I.R. with a brachial plexus injury suffered at Jacksonville, waived DT Mitch King from the 53-man roster and released WR Alric Arnett from the practice squad.

According to a league source, the Colts worked out WRs James Hardy and Kole Heckendorf before signing Kenneth Moore.

Kenneth Moore spent most of the past two seasons with Carolina before being waived in the final cutdown. He played in 12 games last season with the Panthers as a wide receiver and special-teamer, recording six catches for 59 yards with one fumble lost.

As they have the past few Tuesdays, the Colts ruled SS Bob Sanders, WR Anthony Gonzalez and LB Kavell Conner out for Sunday's game.

The way we see it

With Sanders still out and Bullitt now done for the year, the Colts are really hurting in the secondary, coming off an upset loss to the Jaguars. Newton was close to making the team out of training camp, but the Colts went with Brandon King instead because King can play cornerback, as well. Safety is now the team's thinnest position. Francisco played in 10 games with the Colts last year and logged two starts, recording 16 tackles. Injuries to WRs Gonzalez and Pierre Garcon had made that position a little thin, resulting in the signing of Kenneth Moore.