Indianapolis Colts 2010 Training Camp: 53-Man Roster Prediction

The Indianapolis Colts enter training camp with high hopes. A lot of people will be fighting hard for a training camp spot.

Some guys are on the roster bubble and will have to perform strong in order to make the team. Some guys are entering as underdogs and can surprise some.

It’s going to be interesting.

But as training camp ends, the 53-man roster is made. A lot of players will get cut and their dreams of playing with the Colts are now broken. And they realize: The National Football League is a business.

This year’s training camp will be intriguing. The Colts enter the season as the favorites.

In training camp, they got to prove they are in fact the favorites.

So here is my prediction for the Colts’ 53-man roster. Here’s how the roster will turn out.

Enjoy.

Quarterbacks

There will not be much competition here. I noticed a couple of quarterbacks are trying out, but I think when it all goes down, it will just be Peyton Manning and Curtis Painter part of the 53-man roster.

One other quarterback will be assigned to the practice squad. This happened last year. I see no difference this year. But Painter may want to watch out. If he doesn’t prove himself, he could be the guy on the practice squad.

Or be a third-string quarterback.

Final Prediction: Manning, Painter stay. One QB will be on practice squad.

Running Backs

The running backs are going to be a no-brainer. As it all goes down, the main components will be Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, and Mike Hart. All have proved themselves last year and it will stay the same coming into 2010.

But keep an eye on Devin Moore. He seems like an interesting prospect. Moore will either stay on the roster or be assigned to the practice squad. If he is on the practice squad, I see him most likely getting called up to play towards the ending of the regular season.

Final Prediction: All four backs make it.

Wide Receivers

When it all goes down, it will be Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, and Anthony Gonzalez definitely making the roster.

As for Sam Giguere, I have a feeling he could get called back to the practice squad again. But maybe not. I think this could be his chance to shine now. I can see him making it.

However, it goes down to Taj Smith and Blair White. I can see one getting cut. However, if Giguere does make the team, one of these guys is left to make the roster.

But as of right now, I think both could be assigned to the practice squad.

Final Prediction: Everyone stays, Smith goes to practice squad.

Tight Ends

Dallas Clark came up big, so there’s no surprise at all that he is staying. But it’s going to be interesting between Tom Santi, Jacob Tamme, Brody Eldridge, and Gijon Robinson.

Santi played well last season. I saw signs of good from Santi when he filled in for Clark in the Baltimore Ravens game. He did okay, I guess. But he’s learning and I think the Colts will keep on the roster.

Brody Eldridge was a fifth-round draft pick this year, and they plan to use him a bit this season. He’s staying, too.

As for Robinson and Tamme, it seems as if one of them will in fact get cut while the other stays on the practice squad.

Final Prediction: Eldridge, Clark, and Santi all make roster.

Tackles

Though Tony Ugoh will be switched to guard this season, I don’t see a chance of him starting, however. With that, he will be backing up Charlie Johnson at left tackle.

As for right tackle, it’s a bigger competition. Ryan Diem will most likely start at right tackle, but it’s going to be a tough competition between Adam Terry and Gerald Cadogan. Terry will win, in my opinion.

Final Prediction: Everyone but Cadogan will make the tackles roster.

Guards

Kyle DeVan came out of nowhere last season, but stepped up. Surprisingly, maybe that was why Ryan Lilja was cut.

I think DeVan and Mike Pollak will keep their spots as guards on the roster. So there is no need to worry about that.

The competition will be between Jamie Thomas, Brandon Barnes, Jamey Richard, and Jacques McClendon. Richard and Thomas will both make it, however.

Final Prediction: Everyone makes it but McClendon and Barnes.

Centers

Nothing really to say here. No need to put a final prediction. Jeff Saturday and Andy Allenman will be the only guys being the centers here.

Jamey Richard might help.

Defensive Ends

Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes, and Keyunta Dawson will all easily make the roster, in my opinion.

But it all comes down to John Chick and Ervin Baldwin. To me, Chick is a feel-good story after playing hard in the Canadian Football League. But I think Baldwin will outplay him and make the roster.

Final Prediction: Everyone makes it, Chick gets cut or assigned to practice squad.

Defensive Tackles

Ricardo Matthews, John Gill, and Mitch King really don’t stand a chance of beating Eric Foster, Antonio Johnson, Daniel Muir, and/or Fili Moala for a roster spot.

But one of them will make the practice squad, however.

Linebacker

Every linebacker will make the team. If you don’t know them, here they are:

Cody Glenn, Gary Brackett, Clint Session, Ramon Humber, Pat Angerer, Phillip Wheeler, and Kavell Conner.

Cornerbacks

Five cornerbacks will make the roster in my opinion. As it all goes down, Terrail Lambert would have been the one being assigned to the practice sqaud.

But when you really look at it, Kevin Thomas is out for the year, so with that, Lambert makes the roster and plays a bit. Once Thomas returns, Lambert is either cut, or assigned to the practice squad. But he doesn’t need to worry about that until 2011.

Kelvin Hayden, Jerruad Powers, Jacob Lacey, and Ray Fisher are the other fellas making the team.

Safeties

Bob Sanders is going to enter this year with high hopes. All the safeties will make the team.

These guys are Antoine Bethea, Bob Sanders, Melvin Bullitt, and Jamie Silva.

Special Teams

It’s going to be the same as last year. It will be Adam Vinatieri and Pat McAfee. Long snapper will be Justin Snow. Enough said there.

The 53-Man Roster

So, in conclusion, here are your 2010 Indianapolis Colts if my predictions are right:

Quarterbacks – Peyton Manning, Curtis Painter

Running Backs – Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Mike Hart, Devin Moore

Wide Receivers – Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Sam Giguere, Blair White

Tight Ends – Dallas Clark, Tom Santi, Brody Eldridge

Tackles – Charlie Johnson, Tony Ugoh, Ryan Diem, Adam Terry

Guards – Mike Pollak, Jamey Richard, Kyle DeVan, Jamie Thomas

Centers – Jeff Saturday, Andy Allenman

Defensive Ends – Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes, Dwight Freeney, Keyunta Dawson, Ervin Baldwin

Defensive Tackles – Eric Foster, Daniel Muir, Fili Moala, Antonio Johnson,

Linebackers – Kavell Conner, Gary Brackett, Clint Session, Ramon Humber, Cody Glenn, Phillip Wheeler, Pat Angerer

Cornerbacks – Kelvin Hayden, Jacob Lacey, Ray Fisher, Jerruad Powers, Kevin Thomas (IR) , Terrail Lambert

Safeties – Bob Sanders, Jamie Silva, Melvin Bullitt, Antoine Bethea

Kickers/Punters – Adam Vinatieri, Pat McAfee

Long Snapper – Justin Snow


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4 Responses to “Indianapolis Colts 2010 Training Camp: 53-Man Roster Prediction”

  1. mavericky says:

    How about Justin Snow and Melvin Bullit

  2. Colts Homer says:

    Let’s see.

    -Taj Smith makes the roster over Blair White? No way in hell. In fact, you have no UDFAs making the roster. Has that ever happened for the Colts?

    -JD Skolnitsky easily makes the roster? The guy who was just claimed off of waivers from the Redskins? Why in the hell would he easily make it?

    -DeVon Hall over Melvin Bullitt? Pure idiocy.

    -No long snapper. That should work out well.

    This sucked.

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