Colts claim RB Matt Jones, part with C Brian Schwenke, QB Stephen Morris

Former Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was one of five players the Colts claimed off waivers Sunday. The Colts also made a surprise roster move Sunday, releasing center Brian Schwenke.

The Colts also waived backup quarterback Stephen Morris, who became the odd man out with Andrew Luck activated off of the physically unable to perform list and Jacoby Brissett now on the depth chart after he was acquired Saturday in a trade with the Patriots. Scott Tolzien is expected to start at quarterback in Week 1 against the Rams.

Jones, a third-round pick in 2015, was released from the Redskins after being told during the offseason that he didn’t fit into the team’s long-term plans. He began last season as Washington’s starting running back before losing the job and being a healthy inactive for the final eight games.

His agent had requested that the Redskins trade him or waive him this offseason. Jones was waived on Saturday.

As for Garrett’s thoughts on trying to take down the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Roethlisberger after watching him on tape? “He is no small fella,” Garrett said with a smile.

Young teams don’t grow and improve at a Cheap Retro Jerseys steady, linear rate. Take the 2016 Raiders, who went from good to really good seemingly overnight. The Jimmy Johnson-era Cowboys were somewhere in between, leaping forward in huge gasps over multiple seasons. They went from 1-15 in 1989 to 7-9 in 1990. They made it back to the playoffs with an 11-5 record in 1991, but by 1992, they were good enough to storm through the postseason and blow Cheap Quality NBA Jerseys out the Bills by 35 points in Super Bowl XXVII.

The organizations in this tier aren’t quite at the Cowboys’ level, but they’re all young, talented teams with deep rosters and signs of recent growth. Their path to a Super Bowl is through a bunch of their emerging talent getting better at once.

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Reggie Wayne picks a QB other than Luck or Manning as hardest passer

Congratulations are in order for Curtis Painter. On Tuesday, Reggie Wayne gave him an unofficial award that pertains to playing quarterback.

When Wayne was asked about who threw the hardest passes, he didn't name Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning (before his arm stopped functioning like a normal arm last year). He also didn't name Tom Brady, who threw to Wayne this past summer during Patriots training camp. Instead, Wayne chose Curtis Painter.

It's 2016, and we're talking about Curtis Painter.

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