Indianapolis Colts tight end and Indy native Jack Doyle signs qualifying offer

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Jack Doyle

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 14, 2016) – The Indianapolis Colts will keep tight end Jack Doyle around.

Doyle, who’s spent the last three seasons with the team, signed a one-year qualifying offer worth $1.542 million. He was claimed off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 1, 2013.

The Indianapolis native and Cathedral grad has played in 47 career games for the Colts, including seven starts. For his career, he’s caught 35 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Doyle has appeared in five career playoff games, totaling seven receptions for 30 years.

Last season, Doyle appeared in all 16 games, hauling in 12 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Colts extended a qualifying offer to him in March. He had until April 22 to sign an offer sheet with another team. Since he was a restricted free agent, the Colts could match any offer.

His signing provides some depth at the tight end position for the Colts, who re-signed Dwayne Allen and let Coby Fleener go via free agency. The team uses him as a blocker; on occasion, they’ll use him as a fullback.

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