Indianapolis Colts goodbyes 2, welcomes 2

The Indianapolis Colts welcomed two new members in the family. May 4, 2009 when the Colts announced that they have signed two undrafted college free agents namely quarterback Christopher T. Crane and linebacker Michael Tauiliili.

Christopher, or Chris Crane, is a quarterback recruit from the Boston College Eagles. During his senior year at Boston, he had completed 18 out of 35 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown during the BC’s annual spring game. During the 2007 season, Crane was seen in limited action as he got to play for two games only. First was during a game against the Army on September 22, Chris finishing one of two passing for 15 yards in the game. The other was on October 10, where Chris completed one of two passes for 13 yards during the game against the Bowling Green. After being red shirted during the 2004 and playing only in one game during the 2005 season against the Ball State, Crane got to show real action during the 2006 season, where he completed 17 out of 26 pass attempts for 142 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bulls on October 28. During a game against Maine Black Bears, Chris got to complete 3 of 3 pass attempts for 9 yards; and on a game versus the Duke Blue Devils, Chris also did a good play by completing 2 out of 3 passes for 41 yards. The 6-4, 239 pounder guy was born on April 18, 1986, and took his course under the College of Arts & Sciences in Boston College. Crane was signed by the Colts last May 3.

On the other hand, Mike Tauiliili, who played college football for Duke Blue Devils, is another newly recruit linebacker by the Indianapolis Colts. Tauiliili being a starter middle linebacker for 4 years for the Duke, was once awarded as the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation, because of his performance against Virginia, which made the Blue Devils won 31-3. Mike was also honored as the Defensive MVP on the East-West Shrine Bowl. The 5-11, 225 pounder Mike was born on October 29, 1986.

However, punter Mike Dragosavich and linebacker Rufus Alexander were waived by the Colts also this Monday, May 4.