Colts Reportedly Worked Out 3 CB’s: Bill Bentley, Brandon Dixon, and Robert McClain
According to The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts recently worked out 3 cornerbacks: Dwight “Bill” Bentley, Brandon Dixon, and Robert McClain:
With a slew of injuries to Greg Toler, Darius Butler, and D’Joun Smith at the position, the Colts are noticeably thin at cornerback. Yesterday, the team placed Smith on IR/designated to return and promoted cornerback Eric Patterson, who should provide much needed depth.
However, outside Patterson, their only other healthy cornerbacks are Vontae Davis and then cornerbacks lower on the depth chart in Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price.
Regarding the 3 cornerbacks they brought in for recent workouts:
Dwight “Bill” Bentley: Originally a 3rd round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2012, Bentley has appeared in just 18 career games over the past 3 seasons, starting 8 games. The 5’10, 188 pound Bentley has 44 career tackles and 5 passes deflected. He was released in June of this past offseason because of injury concerns, having only appeared in 4 games this past season.
Brandon Dixon: As a former 6th round pick of the New York Jets in 2014, Dixon has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks organizations during his brief 2-year career. The 5’11, 203 pound Dixon appeared in 14 games with the Buccaneers last season, recording 9 tackles, 2 passes deflected, and an interception.
Robert McClain: Drafted by the Carolina Panthers as a 7th round pick in 2010, McClain has also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2011), Atlanta Falcons (2012-14), and New England Patriots (2015) organizations. Just recently, the 5’9″, 195 pound McClain appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons, with 6 starts last season, where he had 60 tackles, 5 passes deflected, and 2 interceptions.
While it appears the Colts elected to promote Patterson instead for Monday night, these 3 cornerbacks were apparently worth kicking the tires on for the team.
If further injuries arise, it’s quite possible that the Colts could sign one member of the aformentioned cornerback trio.
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