Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/15/12

Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account (@JimIrsay) Tuesday, August 14 the signing of running back Alvester Alexander.

To make room for Alexander on the 90-man roster, the team placed linebacker Scott Lutrus on injured reserve.

Alexander, 21, went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft after forgoing his senior season, but was signed by the Chicago Bears on April 29. He was later cut by the Bears on July 17. He attended college at the University of Wyoming, amassing 2,127 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns in three years.

Lutrus, a second-year NFL veteran, spent the final five weeks of the 2011 NFL season on the Colts' practice squad. He suffered an ACL injury, as announced by head coach Chuck Pagano on a conference call Monday, August 13, in the first quarter of the team's opening preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, August 12.

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