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The Colts are eyeing some reinforcement at linebacker. Veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer reports that the team auditioned linebacker Korey Toomer on Thursday.

The team has suddenly been hit with injuries to its linebacker corps. Starter Anthony Walker Jr. missed last week with a shoulder injury, while reserve linebacker Skai Moore was placed on injured reserve earlier this month. Plus, the Colts have seen lackluster production from the position outside of Walker and Darius Leonard, although it’s too late in the season to make any significant lineup changes.

Toomer could at least provide Indy with a veteran rotation piece. The 30-year-old was plenty productive last season with the Chargers, compiling 48 tackles, one sack, three passes defended, one pick and two forced fumbles. Toomer signed a one-year deal with the 49ers this offseason, but he didn’t make it to the regular season with his new team. He ended up catching on with the Packers, and he compiled three tackles in seven games with Green Bay this season. The team ended up releasing the veteran in late November.

The Colts have been eyeing some defensive reinforcement for several weeks, as they recently auditioned a pair of linebackers in Chris Odom and Greer Martini. The Colts are recently worked out defensive end Marcus Smith.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



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