Colts Sign Veteran QB Josh Johnson, Waive CB Shaun Prater

The Indianapolis Colts announced that they’ve signed veteran QB Josh Johnson to a contract on Friday.

  • To make room for Johnson, the Colts have waived CB Shaun Prater.

Ian Rapoport mentions that the addition of Johnson is to give the Colts a backup option in case Andrew Luck is unable to suit up this weekend.

Johnson, 29, was cut loose by the Bengals not too long ago, and later signed on with the Jets. However, his stay in New York was short lived, as he was among their final roster cuts a few weeks back.

Since then, Johnson has worked out for a number teams, so he was clearly among the best available quarterback options.

Johnson hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season while playing for the Bengals.

Prater, 25, was a fifth-round pick by the Bengals in 2012, but landed on the injured-reserve with a knee injury and was waived the following offseason. He later caught on with the Eagles before joining the Vikings for the past two seasons.

The Colts just signed him to a contract a few days ago.

In 2014, he appeared in 10 games and accumulated two tackles on special teams.

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