Colts turn to the Army for a prospect

April, 11, 2013
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Free agent Josh McNary is a new member for the Indianapolis Colts, but he won’t have a chance to make his first impression for a while.

Indianapolis placed him on the team’s reserve/military list.

Currently commissioned in the United States Army, McNary will finish his active duty service prior to joining the team. The team doesn’t know when McNary will become available. It will be determined by the Army, of course.

McNary was a defensive end at Army, but the Colts will use him as a linebacker.

“Josh had an outstanding career at West Point,” general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement. “His production speaks for itself, but his intangibles rival any stats. He is still fulfilling the commitment he made to serving our country, but we look forward to him wearing the horseshoe here in the near future.”

McNary is 6-foot and 251 pounds. He finished his collegiate career in 2010 as Army’s all-time leader in sacks (28.0) and tackles for loss (49). He also had 195 tackles (117 solo), nine passes defensed, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

This is Grigson once again looking everywhere possible for a player. Any GM in the league could have had signed McNary and put him on the reserve list.

Grigson is the one who did, and if the Colts get something out of him it will qualify as a smart move.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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