Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of an Indianapolis Colts helmet against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts sign Arena League guard Chad Anderson


If I told you the Colts were signing a guard from an L.A. team, would you believe me? Chad Anderson, formerly of the Arena Football League’s L.A. Kiss franchise, has signed with Colts. It’s true.

After going undrafted in 2014, he was assigned to the Kiss. The 22-year-old guard played in college at Northern Michigan, where he started three years and finished with 32 consecutive starts. He played right tackle in his final two years. In 2013 the Widlcats’ offense averaged 352.8 total yards per game, including 231.7 yards passing and 121.1 yards rushing. Anderson contributed to that production in a big way.

Anderson will be a long shot to make the active roster, but is eligible to stay shelved on the practice roster. Projected third-string right tackle John Ulrick and second-stringer Xavier Nixon should make for tough competition for Anderson as he fights for a roster spot during training camp, which begins July 23.

Offensive line is only one of the Colts’ shuffling positions. The need depth at inside and outside linebacker and will have position battles at guard, running back and safety.

His mother tweeted about his accomplishment… priceless.

To make room for Anderson, the Colts waived rookie defensive end Gannon Conway, an undrafted free agent from Arkansas.  In 30 career games (14 starts) at Arizona State, he recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defended. The defensive end is likely to find another club soon in the shuffle of undrafted free agents that comes hand and hand with training camp.


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