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Colts add Da'Rick Rogers to practice squad

The former receiving star at the University of Tennessee has landed on the Colts' practice squad. Aaron Wilson

Print This September 02, 2013, 09:34 AM EST

The Indianapolis Colts signed receiver Da'Rick Rogers to their practice squad on Monday.

Rogers has tremendous upside but possesses a lot of baggage. After two seasons with the University of Tennessee, Rogers was dismissed from the program and forced to play his junior year at Tennessee Tech.

His off-field troubles caused him to go undrafted in April. He landed with the Buffalo Bills but was unable to crack their 53-man roster. Without any suitors, the Colts swooped in and signed Rogers to their practice squad.

A low investment now could pay off in a big way if Rogers stays out of trouble. The 6-2, 217-pound receiver was a force in the SEC, leading the conference in receiving yards (1,040) as a sophomore.

The Colts also waived receiver Nathan Palmer from injured reserve with an injury settlement.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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