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Former Oregon State tight end Noah Togiai claimed by Colts

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After joining the Philadelphia Eagles at training camp this spring, former Oregon State tight end Noah Togiai has been claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts and will join the team's 53-man roster. 

This is the second stop for the 6-foot-4, 244-pounder, who initially joined the Eagles after he went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. Togiai was waived by Philadelphia on Saturday as the team trimmed its roster to 53 players prior to the NFL’s 1:00 p.m. PT deadline.

With Colts backup tight end Trey Burton expected to miss the team’s opener on Sept. 13 due to a calf injury, Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich sought to add depth at the tight end spot. Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox are the team’s other tight ends.

Togiai is ready to put in the work.

Ahead of the draft, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero called Togiai a “draft sleeper” given his athleticism as a former dual-sport athlete (football & basketball).

Prior to this brief stint in Philly, Togiai was a college standout at Oregon State in Corvallis. Togiai recorded 102 receptions for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns in 44 games for the Beavs. He became just the sixth tight end in OSU history to surpass the 1,000 career receiving yards mark.

During his final season at Oregon State, Togiai saw action in 12 games with 11 starts, and was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 after catching 44 passes for 406 yards and three touchdowns.

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