Once a star inside linebacker for Sacramento State, Darnell Sankey was promoted Saturday from the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad to their 53-man roster.
Indianapolis announced the move on Twitter and in a news release on the team’s website.
The Colts signed Sankey to the team on Aug. 23 and to their practice squad Sept. 3, according to their website.
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An undrafted product of Sac State who spent time with Denver, Kansas City and the Raiders last season, 22-year-old Sankey was signed by Minnesota in late July – a move that put him on the same roster as his cousin, whom he had never met.
Sankey played for the Hornets from 2012-2015, playing his entire final season with a broken right hand.
Indianapolis made the move for depth at inside linebacker due to injuries at the position. The team waived wide receiver Matt Hazel as a corresponding move.
The Colts (0-1), still missing Andrew Luck, host the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) at 10 a.m. PDT on Sunday.