Indianapolis Colts elevate former Iowa State receiver Josh Lenz to active roster


In preparation of the Indianapolis Colts’ divisional game against the New England Patriots, the team made multiple roster moves including moving former Iowa State wide receiver Josh Lenz to the active roster.

Aug 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Lenz (11) makes a catch against Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden (29) during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Cleveland Browns defeat the Chicago Bears 18-16. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

From the Colts’ official website:

"The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with wide receiver Deion Branch, elevated wide receiver Josh Lenz from the practice squad to the active roster and released defensive tackle Christian Tupou from the practice squad. The team also placed defensive end Fili Moala and cornerback Greg Toler on Injured Reserve."

Lenz has been active in the NFL, but not on the field. He’s mostly been on practice squads; the receiver was released from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad back in late October and was later picked up by the Colts a few weeks later. Originally before this season, he was signed by the Chicago Bears and actually played in preseason action.

Even though he’s active, it’s hard to tell whether or not Lenz will receive much playing time, if it all, in their next playoff game. If the Colts need a big play, they know where to turn to.