Colts trade kicker for running back Fluellen
For the second day in a row, the Indianapolis Colts continue to remake their roster.
On Wednesday, the team traded kicker Cody Parkey to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back David Fluellen. The swap of undrafted rookies isn't expected to shake up the Colts primary options at the running back position, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw, but it does off the team more depth at a position which is always in need in the NFL.
Fluellen played in two preseason games for the Eagles, scoring one touchdown. Before joining the Eagles as an undrafted free agent, he became the University of Toledo's first player to be named First Team All-MAC twice in his career. He finished fourth in team history with 3,336 rushing yards.
While many of the Rockets' fans in the Indianapolis metro area will like the addition of the hard-nosed running back, Fluellen's chances of making the roster are quite long. Coming out of college, NFL.com listed his weaknesses as average speed and ball security, two areas he must show a greater improvement upon if he hopes to steal a spot on the roster.