NFL teams were forced to cut their rosters down to 53 players this weekend, and the Colts have announced their list of players that just missed the team.
CB Corey White, OLB Akeem Ayers, OLB Lavar Edwards, RB Daryl Richardson, ILB Sean Spence, CB Dante Blackmon, DT Josh Boyd, WR Marvin Bracy, WR Fred Brown, OT Fahn Cooper, S Tyson Graham Jr., S Lee Hightower, WR Bug Howard, TE Henry Krieger-Coble, WR Justice Liggins, RB De’Mard Llorens, DT T.Y. McGill, WR JoJo Natson, DT David Parry, RB Troymaine Pope, OG Adam Redmond, WR Brian Riley, ILB Darnell Sankey, WR Valdez Showers, OLB Garrett Sickels, DE Jhaustin Thomas, OT Arturo Uzdavinis, OG Terran Vaughn, QB Phillip Walker, S Andrew Williamson, and OT Andrew Wylie.
The Colts brought in Akeem Ayers and Sean Spence to add some experience to their young linebacking corps, but neither of them impressed enough to make the 53-man roster. This should be encouraging for the future of the linebacker position in Indianapolis.
David Parry has been a staple of the Colts’ defensive line rotation over the last two seasons, but a combination of off-field issues and poor on-field performance sent him packing.
JoJo Natson was one of the most exciting players in this year’s preseason. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Colts try to sign him to the practice squad.
Bug Howard and Phillip Walker were a pair of undrafted rookies that had a chance at making the roster, but neither of them made enough of an impact for general manager Chris Ballard.
Overall, there weren’t many surprises in these cuts as the Colts’ roster is finally set for the regular season.