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April 26, 2010

Blair White, Brett Swenson land with Indianapolis Colts

The next Brandon Stokley? One would like to think so after former Spartan wide receiver Blair White signed a free-agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts after failing to find a team via the NFL draft. 

I felt terrible for Blair after I didn't hear his name called through three days and seven rounds of drafting, but this is an ideal situation for him in Indianapolis. Blair's main appeal is as a slot receiver who can catch practically anything in traffic, and that's exactly what the Colts want. It's not like Peyton Manning won't be able to find him if he's open. 

Now we just have to wait and see if he makes the final roster ... which includes the likes of Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Gonzalez and Austin Collie (tough crowd). 

Also, former MSU kicker Brett Swenson signed a free-agent contract with the Colts as well. The Colts have relied on four-time super bowl champ Adam Vinatieri in the past as their kicker, but injuries kept him off the field for most of the 2009 season. Vinatieri also failed to connect from beyond 50 yards last season. Veteran Matt Stover was Vinatieri's replacement last season, but he is currently a free agent and facing possible retirement. 

Former Spartan cornerback Ross Weaver also signed with the Miami Dolphins. 

It's nice to see these former Spartans find a home (for now) after seeing just one (cornerback Jeremy Ware) drafted this off-season.



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