The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve promoted RB Jeremy McNichols, TE Mo Alie-Cox and DE Carroll Phillips to their active roster.
Garafolo mentions that this could be a bad sign for RB Marlon Mack, who is questionable for Week 4’s game with a hamstring injury.
Alie-Cox, 25, is making the transition to football as a tight end, but was not draft eligible this year, which allowed him to sign on with a team of his choosing. He drew interest from several teams before eventually agreeing to a contract with the Colts back in April of last year.
The Colts waived him with an injury designation during the preseason and later cut him loose with an injury settlement before re-signing him to their practice squad.
Alie-Cox returned to the Colts this past January on a futures contract, but was once again waived at the start of the regular season and added to their taxi squad.
During his four-year career at VCU, Alie-Cox totaled 1,092 points, 633 rebounds, 112 assists, 88 steals and 255 blocks over the course of 142 games.
Washington, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Lions back in 2016. He spent two years in Detroit before being waived as they cut their roster down to 53 players coming out of the preseason.
Washington later signed on to the Saints’ practice squad at the start of the regular season before eventually being promoted.
In 2017, Washington appeared in five games for the Lions and rushed for 44 yards on 20 carries (2.2 YPC) to go along with two receptions for 14 yards and no touchdowns. He also contributed 31 kick return yards.