The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Tennessee Titans center Brian Schwenke. This is the first time the Colts have added to the offensive side of the ball all offseason.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 14, 2017
Last season, Schwenke started three games for the Titans, while switching from center to guard last year. At 6’3″ and 318lbs, Schwenke was taken in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft and started 28 games overall with the Titans.
No details of the contract were released at this time.
This is likely a response to Joe Rietz retiring this offseason, as well as the free agency of Jonotthan Harrison. The Colts need offensive linemen who can play multiple positions. By alternating between guard and center, Schwenke showed the ability to play along the interior of the offensive line. They still could use a right tackle just in case Le’Raven Clark doesn’t develop as fast as they want, but this move is a depth move for General Manager Chris Ballard.