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In-Depth Final Preseason Roster Prediction: Defense
The Indianapolis Colts used the final preseason game to allow future backups on the regular season roster, and future practice squad players, to identify themselves through their performances. Each of the new, young players stepped onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday night with all of the training and development the Colts coaching staff could impart over the course of three long summer months.
It is reasonable to believe that there were players who had previously been unable to showcase their abilities, and who had yet to have their “lights come on,” who had their chances to show the Colts and the rest of the NFL that they deserve a professional football career. Some tough decisions will have to be made, and in honor of the players who are on the wrong side of those decisions, this final roster prediction will provide an explanation behind the final depth chart at each position.
Examining the Colts Depth Chart
People commonly do not pay attention to changes in the depth chart, especially during the preseason. The Colts have already reduced the roster to 75, so the team will not announce cuts today. That said, we are only five days from the final 21 player cut. We may be able to gain some insight into those cuts from the latest depth chart.
Below is the depth chart as it appears on the official Colts website. It has been altered to help analyze which players have the greatest potential to remain on the regular season roster, and which will probably not make the cut. More >
State of the Colts Franchise: Preseason Defense
The Indianapolis Colts have run just over 80 players through an absolute gamut over the last three weeks of training camp and the early preseason. During this process the front office and coaching staff have assessed and developed players who will eventually fill the Colts regular season roster and practice squad. All of the hard work, sweat, long days, and intense studying will come to a head on August 31 and September 4, when the NFL mandates that teams cut their rosters down to 75 and 53, respectively.
I had the amazing opportunity to watch eight of the Colts training camp sessions in-person, along with two preseason games on television — which I have broken down more than once. With this backdrop, the following story will discuss which players Colts fans can expect to make some noise in the remaining preseason games, and which players may surprise by making the final roster, or by failing to make it.
Colts Friday Training Camp Observations
On the whole, Friday was one of the most enjoyable days I have spent as a Colts fan. My trusty camp companion Kelly Hinojosa was back in full force, now toting a quality camera that was used to capture dozens of images we will be sharing with Coltzilla visitors very shortly.
You know you are hanging out with a true Colts football fan when you are presented with flash cards listing up-to-date names, numbers, and positions of every Colts player on the roster. By the time we arrived at Anderson University to watch the boys practice, I was a roster expert! More >
Colts Training Camp – Tuesday Morning Practice Updates
Throughout training camp, Coltzilla will be following the latest updates from a host of camp goers, picking out the information that may interest fans the most. Please keep your eye on each of these posts if you are interested to know what is going on at training camp. More >