— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 13, 2017
Originally a 2011 3rd round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, the 6’7″, 325 pound Reid spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, which is of course, is new Colts general manager Chris Ballard‘s former organization–where he was the Director of Football Operations before his hiring in Indianapolis.
The 29 year old offensive lineman has appeared in 61 career games (18 starts) during his 6-year career, and most recently, appeared in 12 games (1 start) for the Chiefs last season–serving as their swing tackle.
However, with the late August trade acquisition of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Cameron Erving by the Chiefs, Reid was cut in a corresponding roster move, as he was set to earn $3.5 million in Kansas City this season–having signed a 3-year, $10.2 million contract extension in 2015.
The Colts have had injuries along the offensive line–particularly to starting center Ryan Kelly and backup interior lineman Ian Silberman, but now starting right tackle Denzelle Good was surprisingly just placed on injured reserve.
As such, it makes sense that the Colts could be kicking the tires on additional offensive tackle depth–especially given Ballard’s previous familiarity with Reid.