3. Colts could cut TE Mo Alie-Cox
Mo Alie-Cox has been with Indianapolis since 2017. After Jack Doyle retired last offseason, and Alie-Cox signed a three-year deal to return to the Colts, there was a thought that’s he could emerge as the team’s top tight end. However, that didn’t happen.
What actually happened was Indy added several young tight ends to the roster. The Colts drafted Kylen Granson in 2021, Jelani Woods and Andrew Ogletree in 2022, and Will Mallory in 2023. Add in veteran Pharaoh Brown who’s also on the roster, and Indy has six tight ends. No way the Colts will keep all of them.
Last season, both Woods and Granson had over 100 more receiving yards than Alie-Cox. Also, during last year’s training camp, Andrew Ogletree was reportedly the best tight end until he suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for his entire rookie season. If all three pick up where they left off, Alie-Cox will probably be competing with Mallory and Brown for the fourth tight end spot.
In five seasons with the Colts, Alie-Cox has played in 74 games and caught a total of 89 passes for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns. It may be time for him to take that next step or Indy could decide to move on.