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Indianapolis Colts sign former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley

Former Aztec quarterback Ryan Lindley is signed by the Colts, will he start Week 17?

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts are having trouble at the quarterback position and they have made a pair of signings this week by signing Josh Freeman and also former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley. Lindley is the third quarterback that the Colts signed in two weeks with the signing of Stephen Morris last week.

Lindley was most recently with the New England Patriots where he spent training camp with them but was waived  before the regular season began. Last season actually started a playoff game with the Arizona Cardinals, that playoff game was a 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers and Lindley did not perform that well in the loss by completing just 16 of 28 passes for 82 yards with a touchdown with two interceptions.

The reason for the Colts singing a pair of quarterbacks is because all three of their signal callers are injured in  Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst.

The Colts still have a shot -- albeit nearly a mile long shot -- at making the playoffs and they need nine games to go their way to win the AFC South. They are playing for that playoff spot and the Colts would not have signed Lindley if he was not able to help them team. It is probably a long shot that he starts but being on the roster gives him a chance.

In his NFL career, Lindley has played in nine games with six and has completed 134 of 264 passes for 1,314 yards and two touchdowns with 11 interceptions.