With their first preseason game coming on Thursday against the New York Jets, the Colts have released their first unofficial depth chart as a part of their pre-game press release.
Per the release:
Not many surprises here, based on how the team has distributed snaps during training camp. Just two things stuck out to me:
- Donte Moncrief as the starting kick returner. Moncrief didn’t return in college, and has never been described as particularly elusive. But the Colts don’t have many options, so it may simply be the case of wait-and-see.
- Loucheiz Purifoy buried on the depth chart. Purifoy has gotten some snaps with the second team, and while Marcus Burley has been mixed in as well, he wouldn’t have been a pre-camp talking point to make the roster.
- Dan Herron is a near lock to make the roster, with his status as the third halfback and contributor as a returner.
- No surprises at the wide receiver depth chart at all. Rogers/Whalen are the 5/6, in no particular order.
- Dwayne Allen, coming off of a hip surgery, is over Fleener for starting tight end. He should be, but it’s interesting that he is right off of the bat. Their snaps will likely be the same anyway, so it’s merely a /r/mildlyinteresting.
- Delano Howell to start alongside Landry, at the current pace. Not all that surprising, and I’m happy for him.
- Here’s hoping that Henoc Muamba or Andrew Jackson can pass Kelvin Sheppard by the end of the month.
- The Colts’ depth at offensive line is really, really bad.