The Indianapolis Colts have brought back defensive back D.J. Johnson and running back Alvester Alexander to their practice squad.
Johnson came to the Colts in an offseason trade with Philadelphia. He spent all of training camp with Indy before being cut Saturday when the Colts claimed three players off waivers. Indy trimmed its roster to the NFL limit of 53 on Friday.
Alexander was an undrafted rookie from Wyoming, who originally signed with the Chicago Bears. He was released by Chicago in July, joined the Colts in mid-August as a free agent and also was waived in the first cutdown.
Indianapolis now has eight players on the practice squad as it prepares for Sunday's season opener at Chicago.