Rosey Passes on Indy, 4 Waived, and An Updated Roster Preview


Long title, short blog.  In some lucky news, Rosevelt Colvin passed on the Indianapolis Colts to sign with the Houston Texans.  This surprised me, as Indianapolis is his home town.  He even has a house in the area.  The money was almost certainly the deciding factor.  My guess is the Colts offered him a veterans minimum contract while the Texans offered one of a much higher value.  I’m glad he passed on the Colts.  With all of the injuries the Colts had last season, adding an injury prone player seems like a bad move, especially since it could keep someone like Curtis Johnson, a good UDFA, off of the roster.

To cut the roster down to 80, the Colts waived running back Justice Hairston, defensive lineman Dan Davis, kicker Shane Andrus, and center Pat Ross.  Coach Dungy was a fan of Hairston, so that is the only surprise.  The rest all played at positions that are incredibly deep and/or strong.  The Colts had to get it cut down to 80, and there was no big news here.

Here’s an updated roster prediction after the loss of Colvin, trade of Lawton, and the cuts.

53-man Roster

QB: Peyton Manning, Jim Sorgi

RB: Joseph Addai, Dominic Rhodes, Mike Hart

WR: Marvin Harrison, Roy Hall, Sam Giguere

WR: Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez

TE: Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme (H-back), Tom Santi, Gijon Robinson

LT: Tony Ugoh, Dan Federkiel

LG: Ryan Lilja, Jamey Richard

C: Jeff Saturday, Steve Justice

RG: Mike Pollak, Charlie Johnson

RT: Ryan Diem

DE: Dwight Freeney, Josh Thomas, Curtis Johnson

DE: Robert Mathis, Marcus Howard, Keyunta Dawson (also plays UT)

DT: Ed Johnson, Quinn Pitcock, Darrell Reid

UT: Raheem Brock, Eric Foster, Colin Ferrell

SLB: Tyjuan Hagler, Ramon Guzman

MLB: Gary Brackett, Philip Wheeler

WLB: Freddy Keiaho, Clint Session

CB: Marlin Jackson, Kelvin Hayden, Dante Hughes (NB), Tim Jennings, Michael Coe

FS: Antoine Bethea, Brannon Condren

SS: Bob Sanders, Matt Giordano

K: Adam Vinatieri

P: Hunter Smith

LS: Justin Snow

Practice Squad

QB Adam Tafralis
RB Chad Simpson
WR Courtney Roby
OT Michael Toudouze
OG Mike Elgin
DL Jeff Charleston
LB Jordan Senn
DB Melvin Bullitt

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RB Kenton Keith
WR Devin Aromashodu
WR Pierre Garcon
DB Brandon Foster