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Former BYU cornerback Chris Wilcox claimed off waivers by Indianapolis Colts

The rookie seventh-round draft pick was waived by Tampa Bay one day earlier

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Chris Wilcox (29) before an NFL preseason game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Chris Wilcox (29) before an NFL preseason football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Wilcox, a former BYU cornerback, was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.
Mark LoMoglio, Associated Press

Chris Wilcox didn’t stay unemployed in the NFL for long.

The former BYU cornerback was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, but come Wednesday, he was headed to Indianapolis, as the Colts claimed him off waivers, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wilcox was drafted by the Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL draft.

The 6-foot-2, 193-pounder is one of two cornerbacks Indianapolis claimed off waivers, including former Chiefs corner Thakarius Keyes.

Wilcox missed the early part of training camp with a hamstring injury. He played 85 defensive snaps and 30 on special teams during the preseason for Tampa Bay and had six tackles over three games.

He joins a Colts secondary that includes former Utah safety Julian Blackmon, a second-year pro who started 14 games as a rookie and is already a leader in the secondary.

There are now 14 former BYU players on NFL active rosters.