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Report: Colts signing former college basketball player Mo Alie-Cox

Mo Alie-Cox
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Indianapolis Colts are going in an unorthodox direction with their latest signing: former VCU Rams basketball player Mo-Alie Cox.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Cox is signing with the Colts, who previously tried out with the Kansas City Chiefs (more on that here).

Thirty teams had sent people to watch the 6-foot-6 athlete work out recently, but the Colts were the first to pull the trigger.

It’s likely they project Cox as a tight end, a position worth a flier for the Colts. With Dwayne Allen having left in free agency, Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope are Indy’s only two players left in the position, so there’s logic in bringing in someone to compete.

It’s unlikely the Colts end up keeping Cox for the regular season, but maybe he can compete for a spot in training camp. Nobody can comment on Cox’s football skills because he never played college football, but it can’t hurt to try.

Who knows? Maybe he’s the next Antonio Gates.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.