Colts Down to 78 With 3 To Go

GrigsonColts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Colts Nation this afternoon with reference to the Colts website where it was announced that the Colts made 12 cuts and placed LB Lawrence Sidbury on IR.

The cuts were not unexpected and included:

  • RB – Davin Meggett
  • WR – Maurice Williams
  • C – Rick Schmeig
  • G – Danous Estenor
  • DE – Kellen Heard
  • LB – C.O. Prime
  • CB – Teddy Williams
  • CB – Allen Chapman
  • CB – Johnny Adams
  • S – Ashante Williams
  • PK/P – Brad McManus

The only real surprise to me was that they didn’t wait to cut McManus with the final cuts after Thursday’s game – no sense in risking injury to Vinateri or McAfee.  I think the cut to Meggett bodes well for Kerwynn Williams.  With questions surrounding the health of Ahmad Bradshaw and without a frontrunner for the kick/punt return position, Williams may nab a spot on the 53-man roster.  I still believe one of Jeremy Kelly, Nathan Palmer, Jabin Sambrano and Lanear Sampson make the team.  Okay, maybe not Lanear Sampson, but certainly the other 3 have a shot.

My final 53 as of now:

QB (2)- Luck, Hasselbeck

RB (5)- Ballard, Brown, Bradshaw, Williams, Havill (FB)

TE  (3) – Allen, Fleener, Jones

WR (6) – Wayne, Heyward-Bey, Hilton, Whalen, Palmer, Reed (KR/PR)

OL (9) – Satele (C), Holmes (C), Thomas (LG), Reitz (LG/LT), Castonzo (LT), McGlynn (RG), Thornton (RG), Linkenbach (RG/RT), Cherilus (RT)

DL (8) – Redding (DE), Mathews (DE), Jean-Francois (DT), Moala (DT), Nevis (DT), Hughes (DT), Franklin (NT), Chapman (NT)

LB (8) – Mathis (OLB), Werner (OLB), Rayford (OLB), Angerer (ILB), Conner (ILB), Sheppard (ILB), Walden (OLB), Freeman (ILB)

CB (5) – Toler, Butler, Davis, Vaughn, Green

S (4) – Landry, Howell, Boyett, Bethea

ST  (3) – Overton, Vinateri, McAfee

Noticeable absences include Mario Harvey (LB) and Joe Lefeged (S).  Truth be told, I don’t think Lefeged is necessary as Howell can play a capable defense and doesn’t have off the field concerns.  Harvey just looked bad on several plays this preseason and with our plethora of LBs, I see Rayford getting the nod over him.

What are your thoughts?


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3 Responses to “Colts Down to 78 With 3 To Go”

  1. Ben says:

    That’s 54 players…

    • Jamie Ellis says:

      It is 53 – I originally listed the number of LBs at 9, but it is actually 8. I’ve updated the post – the names remain unchanged but the numbers to the right of the position now total 53.

      More importantly Ben – where do you agree/disagree with my list? I would love to know.

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