Colts sign Alan Baxter; Montori Hughes on IR

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have signed linebacker Alan Baxter to the practice squad and placed defensive tackle Montori Hughes on Injured Reserve.

Baxter, 6-0, 238 pounds, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2013. He was then signed to the Steelers practice squad on September 1 and released on October 11. Baxter played in 52 career games (24 starts) at Northern Illinois and finished with 152 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks. As a senior in 2012, he was an All-Mid-American Conference first-team selection after leading the team with 9.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.

Hughes was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in four games this season, making seven tackles, including four solo stops.