Colts sign tight end Hewitt, one of Luck’s top collegiate targets

Tight end Ryan Hewitt (left), who signed with the Colts on Monday, played at Stanford with Andrew Luck.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have put defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis on injured reserve and signed tight end Ryan Hewitt to the active roster.

Lewis is one of Indy’s four second-round draft picks. He missed all four preseason games with an injured toe.

Hewitt played in 60 games and made 37 starts during the past four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 22 receptions for 220 yards in his career.

Hewitt played collegiately at Stanford from 2009-13. During the 2011 campaign, he was one of the top targets of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, recording 34 receptions for 282 yards and five touchdowns.

The Colts also added offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, defensive end Carroll Phillips, linebacker Ahmad Thomas and defensive tackle Jihad Ward to their practice squad. They still have one opening on the practice squad.

Indy opens the season Sunday at home against the Bengals.