The Indianapolis Colts will be looking to get down to their mandated 53 man roster after their last preseason
game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This leads to many questions that have yet to be answered: Who will survive the cuts and who will be looking for work with another team? Who will jump up a spot or two on the depth charts and who will be relegated to the practice squad? Here are my best guesses as to how I feel the roster will shake out before their regular season kickoff against the Buffalo Bills.
No surprise here, Bryan Bennett just isn’t ready to hold the clipboard yet, but he might be perfect for the practice squad.
This was tough for me as Tipton is on the bottom of the list and I could see how he might be left off in favor of another lineman or wide receiver. Unfortunately, I don’t see the once promising Vick Ballard making the squad.
I think this is how it will shake out with Carter being on the “bubble”, but I think he’s safe for now. At worst he will end up on the practice squad.
No one here to add or subtract, the trio makes up a good combination for Pep to use depending upon the scheme/formation.
The only name that might not make the list is Arkin as the team may go another route, but he has seen a lot of time in preseason with the second unit. He definitely might be one to go if a bigger need arises or a talented OL hits free agency after cuts.
Arthur Jones’ injury may be serious enough to land him IR-Designated to return. This would open a temporary roster spot that could save someone in danger of being cut.
This unit seems locked in and should garner no surprises.
This seems like it might be one player short, maybe Henoc Muamba squeaks in.
The top three of Davis, Toler, and Butler are set in stone and D’Joun Smith and Jalil Brown also to be safe bets.
Adams and Lowery look to be an improvement over the combination of Adams and Landry from last season. Anderson looks solid and Geathers has been impressive enough to possibly start by season’s end.
Behind Luck and Hasselbeck this is just about as obvious.
I don’t know about you, but I feel this will likely be final 53. Let us know in the comments where you think I’m wrong.