Colts Trade for CB as Training Camp Approaches

Over the weekend, Ryan Grigson added to his list of players he’s snagged from his previous contacts, this time trading with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire CB D.J. Johnson. In return, the Colts gave up a former fan favorite DT Ollie Ogbu. 

Ogbu spent his time in Indianapolis on the practice squad, which is where Johnson spent his time last season in Philadelphia. Johnson, unlike Ogbu, has actually spent time in a real game, although the last game he played in was Week 10 in 2010. 

Ogbu showed promise during camp and preaseason in the past, but never made it into a game, and isn’t well suited for the new Pagano 3-4 defense. In Philadelphia’s 4-3 however, Ogbu serves a purpose.

For the Colts, Ryan Grigson knows the new cornerback, and obviously believes that he could compete for a spot on the team. As training camp approaches, look for Johnson to compete with Terrence Johnson, Cassius Vaughn, Justin King, and others for the last couple cornerback and special team spots. 

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.