The Indianapolis Colts have announced their 53-man roster, and we had a couple of surprises; especially with the tight end and cornerback rooms, respectively. Tuesday was also an eventful day because Indy could not find a trade partner for Jonathan Taylor, as it was reported that the Miami Dolphins and a mystery team did not make a strong enough offer. So, Taylor will start the season on the PUP list and what happens after that is anyone’s guess.
Being on PUP, Taylor isn’t currently on the active roster but 53 other players are. Let’s jump into Indy’s initial 53-man roster and look at some of the biggest surprises, as well as the players that are headed to the waiver wire.
Roster: Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew, Sam Ehlinger
No surprises here. All three players made the final roster and the keys to the franchise have been handed over to Anthony Richardson. The focus of the team this year will be the growth of Richardson.
Running Back (3)
Roster: Zach Moss, Evan Hull, Deon Jackson
Cuts: Kenyan Drake, Jason Huntley, Jake Funk
PUP List: Jonathan Taylor (Out 4 Weeks)
The deadline has passed, and Jonathan Taylor will remain a Colt (for now) and will start the season on the PUP list. So, he will miss the first four games no matter what. The status of Zach Moss has not been shared yet as he recovers from a broken arm suffered during camp. Expect Hull and Jackson to handle the main running back duties until Moss is ready to return, but a committee wouldn’t be a surprise to start the season. If Jake Funk clears waivers, expect to see him back in Indianapolis on the practice squad.