Colts claim CB Ameer Speed off waivers from Patriots; waive WR Amari Rodgers

Colts claim CB Ameer Speed off waivers from Patriots; waive WR Amari Rodgers

Patriots waive WR Amari Rodgers, and the Colts claim CB Ameer Speed off waivers.

On Friday, the Colts changed their roster. ..

Indianapolis—Today, the Indianapolis Colts waived wide receiver Amari Rodgers and claimed cornerback Ameer Speed off waivers (from New England).

The 6-3, 215-pound speedster made two solo tackles and one special teams stop in five games with the Patriots this season.
In the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, New England made their first selection of him (214th overall).
In 2022, Speed made 11 starts out of 12 games as a collegiate at Michigan State, tallying 62 tackles (36 solo), 0 tackles for loss, and 5 passes defensed.
He recorded 25 tackles (18 solo) and one pass defensed in 48 games (three starts) at Georgia from 2017 to 21 before joining Michigan State.
A member of the Bulldogs’ 2021 National Championship squad was Speed.

This season, both the team’s active roster and practice squad have included Rodgers, a 5-9, 212-pound player.
On August 2, 2023, Indianapolis first signed him as a free agent.
While with the Colts (2023), Houston Texans (2022), and Green Bay Packers (2021–2022), Rodgers participated in 35 career games (two of which he started) and recorded 20 receptions for 249 yards and one touchdown.
In all, he has completed 40 punt returns for 305 yards (7 point 6 average), three carries for 18 yards.
) and 17 kickoff returns totaling 321 yards (18.9 average).
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