The Indianapolis Colts placed defensive tackle Montori Hughes on injured reserve and signed linebacker Alan Baxter to the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
Hughes was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in four games this season, making seven tackles, including four solo stops.
Baxter (6-0, 238) was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27. He was then signed to the Steelers' practice squad on Sept. 1 and released on Oct. 11. Baxter played in 52 career games at Northern Illinois.
The Colts also waived center Thomas Austin. He played in his first game of the season last week at Kansas City. Austin was signed by the Colts as a free agent on Aug. 1 before being signed to the practice squad on Sept 1.