Colts Waive Kicker Taylor Pontius
The Indianapolis Colts announced this evening that the team has waived kicker Taylor Pontius. Via the team’s official press release:
"“The Indianapolis Colts today waived kicker Taylor Pontius.Pontius, 5-11, 180 pounds, originally signed with the Colts on May 20, 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of North Alabama. In 2014, he led the Lions with 79 points after converting 11-of-14 field goal attempts and 46-of-48 extra-point attempts.”"
With Adam Vinatieri in the fold, Pontius was a serious longshot to make the Colts 53-man roster regardless. While the odds were seemingly against Pontius, it’s worth noting that other kickers in the past have parlayed their training camp opportunity with the Colts into a starter’s gig with another team. For instance, see just recently Cody Parkey of the Eagles last season.
More than anything though, Pontius was brought in to be a training camp leg, but it looks as though he may not have shown the team enough to stick any longer. The former Division II kicking standout for the North Alabama Lions will presumably have to resume his professional football dream elsewhere.
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