Colts Claim Perkins

cg-1.bmpAccording to Colts.com, the team on Thursday made a move to add experience to their special teams, signing a player with a significant return background.  Antonio Perkins, a three-year veteran cornerback who spent parts of the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, was acquired by the Colts on Thursday after being waived by the Browns on June 14. 

Perkins (5-11, 194), a fourth-round selection by the Browns in the 2005 NFL Draft from the University of Oklahoma, played in six games the past two seasons, recording two tackles.  He also returned three kickoffs for a 27.3-yard average as a rookie in 2005.  Perkins, a consensus All-America selection at Oklahoma, had a standout collegiate career, particularly as a returner, setting school, Big 12 and NCAA records.

Perkins started 30 of 47 games at Oklahoma, finishing his career with 125 tackles and 11 interceptions, setting school career records with 113 punt returns for 1,441 yards and eight touchdowns.  He was waived by the Browns in October of 2006, then re-signed to their practice squad on November 1. He signed with the Browns as a free agent on January 10, 2007.


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