Colt Anderson, a former Butte High Bulldog and Montana Grizzly, has officially made the 53-man roster of the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts finalized their roster Saturday by trading cornerback Marcus Burley to the Seattle Seahawks for a draft pick and waiving 18 players. The list of players released includes injured safety Delano Howell.
Whether Anderson will start at safety when the Colts open the season next Sunday night in Denver remains to be seen. That game will be featured on NBC’s Football Night in America.
Anderson, a 2004 Butte High graduate, signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in April 2009. He spent a season and a half on the Vikings practice squad before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles midway through the 2010 season.
Anderson went on to be a special teams captain in the playoffs for the Eagles in January 2011. He was the team’s special teams ace until he signed with the Colts as a free agent this past offseason.