Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has worked the phones with his former team to acquire fullback Stanley Havili from Philadelphia for defensive end Clifton Geathers on Thursday.

“Stanley fills an immediate need for us at the fullback position and provides us with a solid option in our new offensive scheme,” said Grigson, who was the Eagles’ director of player personnel in 2011, when Havili was drafted in the seventh round out of Southern California, in a press release.

“His speed, explosion and hard-nosed playing style are his main strengths, but he also possesses sound blocking and receiving skills. Stanley had a very productive career at USC and gained valuable experience as a starting fullback and special teams contributor for Philadelphia last year.”