Miguel Maysonet's dream of playing in the NFL remains alive after the Colts signed the former Stony Brook University star running back to their eight-man practice squad Monday.

In April, Maysonet was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Eagles. He was waived and picked up by the Browns, who kept him in camp until Aug. 30.

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The Colts (1-1) developed an opening when Vick Ballard suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his right knee in practice Thursday. Former Giant Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown alternated Sunday with rookie Kerwynn Williams, third on the depth chart after being moved up from the practice squad.

Maysonet could be next in line to play in his first regular-season NFL game, though Colts owner Jim Irsay has suggested the team could seek a back via a trade.

The 5-10, 210-pound Maysonet was a two-time Big South Conference player of the year at Stony Brook, where he ran for 4,725 yards and 48 touchdowns in three seasons after transferring from Hofstra in 2009.

"I'm excited for Miguel's opportunity with the Colts," Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said in a statement. "Miguel is a kid with a lot of determination. I know this is something he wants, and I'm glad he's getting another chance."