Colts sign four rookies following minicamp

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts continued their post-draft reshaping of their roster.

Following the three-day rookie minicamp, the team signed four rookies Sunday: kicker Cole Hedlund, defensive tackle Sterling Shippy, cornerback Shakial Taylor and linebacker Tre Thomas. Each player participated in minicamp on a tryout basis.

The Colts also waived kicker Clayton Hatfield, cornerback Chris Rayford and defensive end Anthony Winbush.

A capsule look at each signee:

  • Hedlund: 5’9″, 162 pounds out of North Texas. He played at Arkansas from 2014-17. In 35 collegiate games, he converted 33-of-46 field-goal attempts and 142-of-145 PATs. Last season, Hedlund converted 19-of-22 field goals and 51 of 54 PATs.
  • Shippy: 5’11”, 295 pounds out of Alcorn State. In 34 games, he collected 94 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Taylor: 5’11”, 175 pounds out of Kansas. Appeared in 21 games and finished with 55 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defenses. He returned one interception for a touchdown.
  • Thomas: 6’1″, 221 pounds out of Colorado State. In 51 games, 24 as a starter, he piled up 218 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and one interception.

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