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Mewelde Moore signs with Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced a minor roster move on Tuesday, reporting that the team had signed veteran running back Mewelde Moore and placed rookie quarterback David Legree on waivers.

The terms of Moore's signing were not disclosed.

The 29-year-old Moore was a 2004 fourth-round pick out of Tulane by the Minnesota Vikings. In 113 career games, the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Moore has rushed for 2,247 yards and six touchdowns with 214 receptions for 1,875 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield. Moore has primarily worked as a third-down back over the last six seasons, including the four with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

In four seasons in Arians' offense, Moore ran for 962 yards with five touchdowns and caught 98 passes for 782 yards and four touchdowns.

Donald Brown and Delone Carter are expected to be the top two backs on the Colts, so Moore will provide some veteran leadership as the team installs Arians' offense as he competes with 2012 fifth-round pick Vick Ballard, Darren Evans and Deji Karim for the No. 3 running back role this summer.

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