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Colts Sign 2 Including Former Falcons Starting DB

The Indianapolis Colts are already busy making changes to their roster.
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The Indianapolis Colts announced their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday and their 16-man practice squad on Wednesday, and they're already making changes based on new players becoming available.

The Colts announced they signed cornerback Darren Hall and tight end Johnny Lumpkin to the practice squad while releasing linebacker Donavan Mutin.

Hall was originally a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2021. It was a bit of a surprise in Atlanta when he was cut earlier in the week after having started nine games for the Falcons in 2022. He finished the season with 45 tackles and a fumble recovery.

He earned a 65.5 grade from Pro Football Focus (PFF) in 2022, good for 53rd among 115 cornerbacks who had enough snaps to qualify. 

Still just 23-years old, Hall is an excellent depth piece to the practice squad. He helps ease the sting from losing fifth-round pick Darius Rush to the Kansas City Chiefs on a waiver claim.

Lumpkin was with the New England Patriots during training camp. He signed as an undrafted free agent from the University of Louisiana. He didn't make the initial 53-man roster for the Patriots and will join the Colts practice squad.

At 6-6 and 260 pounds, Lumpkin in an imposing target and accounted for 16 catches for 143 yards and four touchdowns last year for the Ragin' Cajuns.

Mutin went undrafted after registering 85 tackles for the University of Houston last season. He finished a productive college career that saw him rack up 252 tackles and three sacks.

Expect the Colts to make several more changes to their active roster and their practice squad over the next week. Rosters are generally fluid through the first-two weeks of the season as we're already seeing with the Indianapolis Colts.