The Colts cut eleven players today, bringing them that much closer to the 75-player requirement for Monday afternoon. These players include:
This, along with the trade for Vontae Davis puts the Colts at 80 players. However, Brandon McKinney will be put on the injured reserve list with a broken foot, so that brings them down to 79. They must be down to 75 by 4 PM ET this afternoon.
Apparently, the new Colts’ coaches and schemes didn’t think much of David Caldwell, Chris Rucker, or Terrence Johnson, all players who contributed in 2011′s defense. It’s not a big surprise considering the change of scheme, although personally I do think Caldwell is a decent run supporter at the safety position.
The other cut of note is WR Quan Cosby, who impressed in the first preseason game against the Rams. Since then however, he’s been relatively invisible, andit is a crowded position.
Speaking of crowded, the Colts’ cornerback position is much less so after releasing four yesterday, but the acquisition of Vontae Davis is a big boost to the spot. Justin King remains the favorite to get the nickle corner spot, but it’s a cluster of fail after Powers and Davis. It will be a revolving door all season, unless somebody steps up.