Inside Linebacker: D’Qwell Jackson, Sio Moore, Nate Irving, Antonio Morrison, Edwin Jackson
Released: ILB Josh McNary
The battle really comes down to Josh McNary versus Edwin Jackson–both of whom appear to have the capability to be key core special teams players. In my opinion, McNary is much more similar to Morrison in playing ability, which seems a bit redundant on the roster.
Meanwhile, Edwin Jackson is a natural “run-and-hit” linebacker–as arguably one of the team’s best athletes at inside linebacker, which plays great on special teams. That alone should give him the slight edge. If not, he looks like a young linebacker that the Colts would obviously like to keep on their practice squad going forward.