The Indianapolis Colts bolster one of the league’s best running backs in Jonathan Taylor. That still did not stop them from drafting another running back in Evan Hull out of Northwestern last week.
In the meantime, the team decided to part ways with two other running backs on the roster.
The Colts waived Darrynton Evans and Aaron Shampklin, opening the door for Taylor and the rookie player to get the bulk of the carries during the 2023 season.
After taking part in a team tryout, Evans signed a contract with the Colts in March. Last year, the 24-year-old played in six games for the Bears, accumulating 14 carries for 64 yards and one reception for 33 yards. The Appalachian State alumnus also spent time with the Titans in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but he is currently seeking out a different chance.
After being signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard last spring, Shampklin began his NFL career. The rookie was eventually signed by the Colts’ practice squad in December after being discarded with an injury settlement following a preseason ankle injury. Despite signing a reserve/future contract with the team in January, the 23-year-old was unable to make the 53-man roster and will now need to look for a new opportunity with another organization.
The Colts also made some noise by taking quarterback Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 overall pick. The franchise is hoping he can be the QB for them to finally replace Andrew Luck after his unexpected retirement.
The Indianapolis Colts went 4-12-1 last season, with head coach Frank Reich fired in November and replaced by former Colts’ offensive lineman Jeff Saturday, who had no prior coaching experience above the high school level.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.