Colts sign Kenyan rugby player Adongo

Outside linebacker Daniel Adongo signed with the Indianapolis Colts, who waived tight end Weslye Saunders.

Adongo is a 6-5, 257-pound Kenyan who most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. The 23-year-old is pursuing a degree from the University of Pretoria Tuks.

"We are excited as an organization with the acquisition of Daniel Adongo," said Colts general manager Ryan Grigson. "He is not only an elite athlete and rising international rugby player, but he is an exceptional competitor and human being that has the right makeup for our sport. We all look forward to watching his growth and development in the ensuing weeks."

Saunders was signed by the Colts last October and played in 11 games, recording a pair of receptions.