Each year there are a few notable players on every NFL team that don’t make the 53-man roster. Here are three Colts who could fit that label in 2017.
We’ve already seen one key player cut from a team in training camp as the Eagles released (and then ended up trading) starting guard Allen Barbre.
These three players could all be on the roster bubble when Indianapolis opens camp on July 29th.
DT David Parry
ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells thinks David Parry‘s job could be in jeopardy this season.
Parry held a starting role at defensive tackle for the Colts last year, but he didn’t play particularly well in that role.
Parry’s problems have also been apparent off the field as he was arrested for a drunk driving incident this offseason.
With the addition of Johnathan Hankins, the Colts might not need Parry’s services anymore.
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WR Quan Bray
Quan Bray has been a very solid return man for the Colts in his two seasons as a pro, but a broken ankle ended his season in October last year.
Rogers and Ferguson both contribute more on offense for the Colts, which could leave Bray looking for another job by the end of camp.
P Jeff Locke
We’ve discussed the battle for the starting punter position extensively this offseason. Veteran Jeff Locke will face off with rookie Rigoberto Sanchez during training camp, and the Colts can only keep one of them on their roster.
Locke has been a below-average punter for his whole career, and he doesn’t have the versatility of Sanchez who doubled as a punter and field goal kicker at Hawaii.
With the Colts bringing in eight draft picks this season, you can expect at least one of these veterans to narrowly miss out on the regular season 53-man roster.