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Colts sign free agents Freeman, Lindley at QB

Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 05:21:56-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts signed two free agents at quarterback Tuesday ahead of their final regular season game against the Tennessee Titans.

Quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley will join QB Stephen Morris – signed to the team last Thursday – as the only three healthy quarterbacks on the Colts roster. Starting QB Andrew Luck has missed most of the season with multiple injuries, including a kidney laceration, and Head Coach Chuck Pagano said backup QB Matt Hasselbeck was "doubtful" for Sunday with a sprained shoulder. Third-string QB Charlie Whitehurst was placed on the injured reserve list Monday following an injury during the victory against the Miami Dolphins.

MORE | Colts sign Stephen Morris at QB | Colts place QB Whitehurst on injured reserve

Freeman has been playing this season with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League. He spent most of the 2015 offseason with the Dolphins before being waived in September.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Freeman in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In four seasons with Tampa Bay, Freeman completed 1,101 of 1,873 passes, resulting in 78 touchdowns and 63 interceptions.

Lindley was signed to the New England Patriots during training camp in 2015, but waived in September. He has played in nine career NFL games for the Arizona Cardinals, who originally drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Colts also signed guard Kitt O'Brien, a former Ball State player, to the practice squad and placed inside linebacker Josh McNary on the injured reserve list.


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