Colts claim former Denver QB

Tom Brandstater has a new job.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Indianapolis has claimed the second-year quarterback. He was cut by Denver on Friday because there is no room on the team now that the Broncos drafted Tim Tebow.

Brandstater will have a chance to compete to be Peyton Manning’s backup in Indianapolis.

It’s no surprise that he was claimed. He is inexpensive and worth a look this time of year.

Still, it’s interesting that a player like Brandstater received immediate interest and JaMarcus Russell still has not received a sniff a month after getting cut by Oakland, despite being a former No. 1 overall pick and being just 24. It just shows how far Russell has fallen.