Defensive line: Henry Anderson, David Parry, Kendall Langford, Hassan Ridgeway, T.Y. McGill, Zach Kerr, Sterling Bailey
Released: Kelcy Quarles
Overview: The Colts will have to hold down the fort until key defensive line starters Henry Anderson and Kendall Langford can fully return from injuries, and even later when Art Jones is reinstated from his 4-game suspension, which means that an additional defensive lineman such as Sterling Bailey will presumably be kept around for extra depth in the mean time.
Between Sterling and the projected to be released Kelcy Quarles, Bailey is younger and had more tackles–8 tackles to Quarles 2 in preseason, which is why we’re giving him the slight edge here.
Otherwise, David Parry, Hassan Ridgeway, Zach Kerr, and T.Y McGill appear to be locks to make the Colts final 53-man roster along the defensive line. It’s worth noting that McGill has been arguably the team’s best preseason performer–consistently terrorizing opponent’s backfields.