Indianapolis promoted tight end Dominique Jones to the active roster and signed rookie tight end Justice Cunningham to the practice squad Tuesday.
The moves came shortly after the Colts traded rookie linebacker Caesar Rayford to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. Rayford led Indy with five sacks in the preseason.
Jones played in four games and made one catch last season with Indy but was waived Saturday.
Cunningham, the final pick in April's draft, was released Monday after Indy acquired linebacker Cam Johnson in a trade from San Francisco. Indy now has two Mr. Irrelevants on its practice squad — Cunningham and quarterback Chandler Harnish.
Earlier Tuesday, Indy released rookie safety John Boyett, a sixth-round pick, one day after he was arrested on three charges including public intoxication.
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