The Colts have made a move at the bottom of their wide receiver depth chart by dropping Kolby Listenbee and signing undrafted rookie Kayaune Ross.
The Colts held their annual rookie minicamp last weekend, and they were obviously impressed by some of their undrafted tryout rookies.
Indianapolis has already signed two players who entered rookie minicamp without a contract, safety Michael Cirino and tackle Jared Machorro, and now they’ve added another one in wide receiver Kayaune Ross.
Ross‘ stats from his college career at Kentucky aren’t very impressive.
He caught 19 passes for 286 yards for the Wildcats in 2017, and he didn’t get much playing time in 2016.
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However, at 6′ 5″ and 223 pounds, he could provide the type of size that this receiving corps desperately needs as most of the receivers at the top of the depth chart are smaller and speedier players.
The Colts made room for Ross by waiving Kolby Listenbee. If Listenbee clears waivers, he will join the injured reserve list in Indianapolis.
Listenbee is a receiver that was seen as a potential deep threat coming out of TCU in 2016 after he ran a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash at the Combine.
He hasn’t developed yet in his first two NFL seasons, and he has yet to make his debut in a regular season game.
Listenbee was a potential sleeper to make the roster as a sixth or seventh wide receiver, but it looks like the coaching staff and front office aren’t impressed from what they’ve seen so far.
Kayaune Ross doesn’t have a good chance of making the 53-man roster, but the Colts’ wide receiver depth chart is currently wide open behind T.Y. Hilton.