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Kain Colter signs with Los Angeles Rams

Colter is back on an NFL roster for the first time since he was waived by the Vikings on May 11, 2015.

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Former Northwestern quarterback-turned-wide receiver Kain Colter signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent on Tuesday.

Colter is the franchise's first free-agent signing since the team moved to Los Angeles from St. Louis following the 2015 NFL season.

Colter also reportedly worked out for the team in late September. Before that, Colter signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and hung around on the Vikings practice squad throughout the 2014 season, but was waived in May of 2015.

Colter was invited to the Senior Bowl in 2015 following his senior season at Northwestern, and reportedly impressed in practices. Despite primarily playing quarterback in college, Colter was attempting to transition to wide receiver in the NFL. However, he was forced to withdraw from the Senior Bowl to undergo ankle surgery, and his NFL stock never really recovered.

Colter also made national headlines after graduating when he led Northwestern players in an attempt to unionize in January of 2014. A National Labor Relation Board regional director ruled on March 26, 2014 that Northwestern players did have the right to unionize. This past August, however, the movement ended when the NLRB's national board declined to allow the College Athletes Players Association (Colter's organization) to form the union.

The Rams finished the 2015 season 7-9. They begin offseason workouts on April 18.