Colts reach deal with OLB Ayers, finalize practice squad

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms on a contract with outside linebacker Akeem Ayers on Tuesday.

Ayers was Tennessee's second-round selection in 2011 but was cut Sunday by the Los Angeles Rams. He's made 57 career starts and enters this season with 13 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and 337 tackles in 75 career games.

To make room on the 53-man roster, the Colts waived cornerback Neiko Thorpe, who signed with the Colts on Monday.

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Indianapolis also signed cornerback Frankie Williams to the practice squad. Williams was on the original active roster after Saturday's deadline, but was released Monday.


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