NT Brandon McKinney will get a second opportunity with the Colts, only this time on a try-out basis. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star first reported the news. McKinney originally signed with the Colts in April of 2012 to compete for the starting nose tackle job, but never played a snap for the Colts, as he tore his ACL in August of that year and was subsequently waived the following season.
At the age of 30, McKinney may still have some football left in his tires, but he hasn’t played since 2011 with the Baltimore Ravens (and then Ravens’ Defensive Coordinator Chuck Pagano), where he appeared in 12 games and recorded 8 tackles. Still, the Colts’ nose tackle depth is relatively uncertain with just projected starter Josh Chapman and a lot of remaining question marks at the position. If nothing else, it’s a low risk flyer to possibly add veteran depth to a position of need.