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Titans claim Colts DB Chris Milton off waivers; move DB Joshua Kalu to IR

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A new special teams contributor is added to the roster.

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The Titans claimed former Colts defensive back Chris Milton off waivers today, moving defensive back Joshua Kalu to injured reserve to make room on the 53-man roster.

Milton has been with the Colts since 2016 after going undrafted out of Georgia Tech. The 5’-11”, 190-pound corner was Indy’s second leading tackler on special teams each of the last two seasons. He has elite speed, running a 4.35-second 40 during testing prior to the 2016 draft.

He will likely serve a similar role here. Milton can be a gunner on punt coverage as well as running down on kickoffs. He recovered Adoree’ Jackson’s muffed punt during the terrible and still very upsetting matchup between division rivals in Week 17 last year.

Kalu was moved to IR to make room after making the initial 53-man roster. Because he started the season on the 53, he is eligible to return as early as Week 9 if he’s healthy and the Titans want him back on the field. Like Milton, Kalu had made the team in large part because of his special teams ability.