Colts sign Corey Lynch, promote Josh McNary
The Indianapolis Colts signed former Tennessee Titans safety Corey Lynch.
Lynch has appeared in 71 career games, making 12 starts for Tennessee, San Diego, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. He has 95 career tackles, 15 passes defensed, five interceptions, one fumble recovery and 48 special teams tackles.
In 2012 with the Chargers, Lynch saw action in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and had career highs with 47 tackles and two interceptions to go along with eight special teams tackles.
The Colts promoted inside linebacker Josh McNary from the practice squad to the active roster. The team also waived tight end Justice Cunningham and wide receiver David Reed and placed safety Delano Howell on injured reserve.
McNary was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent in April He finished his collegiate career as Army’s all-time leader in sacks (28.0) and tackles for loss (49), while adding 195 tackles (117 solo), nine passes defensed, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Cunningham was selected by the Colts in the seventh round.
Reed was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens in August. He played in seven games this season and returned 24 kickoffs for 590 yards (24.6 average). For his career, Reed has returned 63 kickoffs for 1,740 yards (27.6 average) and one touchdown in 36 games played.
Howell was originally signed by the Colts from the Buffalo Bills practice squad last year In 2013, he appeared in six games, making three starts and recording 24 tackles (14 solo) and two passes defensed. He also recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown against Seattle.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun