5 Colts candidates to be cut going into the summer

There will be some intriguing position battles taking place in the near future.
Indianapolis Colts, Sam Ehlinger
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Mo Alie-Cox, TE

On a similar topic as the wide receiver room, let's also assume the Colts could keep less than five tight ends (and they should) while holding onto more wide receivers on their 53-man roster. Mo Alie-Cox has been around a while, but the Colts have since invested four draft picks into the tight end position since 2021.

If Indianapolis simply kept the four guys they've invested draft capital in, that would include Jelani Woods, Kylen Granson, Will Mallory and Drew Ogletree, leaving Alie-Cox out of the picture altogether. One important detail: Alie-Cox is in the final year of his contract and the Colts endure zero dead cap by cutting ties.

Sam Ehlinger, QB

The third string quarterback position might be up for grabs, this offseason. Sam Ehlinger has been around since being a sixth-round pick back in 2021, but the key aspect to remember, here, is the fact that Ehlinger was not chosen by the Shane Steichen staff. He came on board before Steichen.

Meanwhile, Steichen's staff chose to bring in undrafted free agent Kedon Slovis out of BYU. There have already been some reports that Slovis is one of the undrafted free agents to watch around the league, this summer, as he brings a unique skill set.

Slovis had a great Combine, all-around, but most interestingly he posted a 4.55-second 40-yard dash time. He showed off accuracy as well. Give the Colts some speed and accuracy in a third string quarterback and you might have something, there.