July 27, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Larry Asante (36) during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts sign Larry Asante

The Indianapolis Colts recently released safety Joe Lefeged, but it didn’t take long for the team to tab his replacement. According to none other than Colts owner Jim Irsay on Twitter, the team has signed Larry Asante to fill the void left in the defensive backfield depth chart.

Asante won’t be much of a contributor outside of special teams if he sees some action against the Seattle Seahawks, but all three phases of the game are important — as the Cleveland Browns showed on Thursday night — so you never know who could step up and make a big game-changing play.

The Colts are familiar with Asante, who was part of the team’s roster during training camp before being released during the team’s final cuts before the season.

Since joining the league in 2010, Asante has seen little action on the field, but he has totaled 14 tackles, an interception and forced fumble.

Indianapolis has a big chance on Sunday to establish themselves as serious Super Bowl contenders with a win over Seattle, so we will have to wait and see if the team is up for the challenge.

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