4 Colts candidates to be cut going into the summer

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As the Indianapolis Colts continue their offseason program, the team has four veterans that could be released this offseason.

On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts started OTAs, and the offseason program officially started heating up. While it isn’t training camp, OTAs are a tad bit more intense than the voluntary minicamps, and Indy has officially started the process of figuring out which players will make the final 53-man roster.

With 12 draft picks, and over 10 undrafted rookies, Indianapolis will have a lot of young guys fighting for roster spots. Unfortunately, a lot of those guys won’t make the regular season roster. However, some of them will. For the ones that do, they will likely be forcing an older player out.

The Colts have several players that are at risk of being cut this offseason. Whether it’s because of a contract situation, they haven’t been able to prove themselves, or they’ve been beat out by a rookie, their time with the Colts could be coming to an end. Let’s take a look at four players that could be cut this summer.

4. Colts could cut RB Deon Jackson

When Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines went down last season, it was Deon Jackson who stepped up at running back for Indianapolis. Eventually, Hines was traded and Taylor continued to struggle with an ankle injury. This led to Jackson and Zack Moss taking the majority of the carries in the back half of the season.

To Jackson’s credit, he had solid outings, rushing the ball 68 times for 236 yards and one touchdown. He also provided Indianapolis value as a special teams player. However, his time with Indy may be coming to an end this offseason.

For starters, Taylor is returning and he is healthy. Additionally, Zack Moss is still on the roster and the Colts also drafted Evan Hull in the fifth round. There’s no way that Indy will keep four running backs on the active roster. Jackson and Hull will likely compete for the third RB spot, and Jackson has a chance of being released.