It is way too early in the preseason to get a good gauge on where the Colts regular season roster will end up. Still, after watching much of training camp and the first pre-season game, some players stick out as leading competitions for roster spots at each position.
Using the final roster from last season as a guideline, along with the Colts history handling draft picks and summer injuries, the following roster contains 55 players. Two of the players will not count against the 53 player roster limit as they enter the season on the “reserve physically unable to perform list.” Players on this list can start practicing at the conclusion of week six games, and will need to either be activated to the roster or placed on injured reserve by week 10 of the regular season.
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QB – Peyton Manning, Tom Brandstater
RB – Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Mike Hart
WR – Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garçon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Samuel Giguere
TE – Dallas Clark, Brody Eldridge, Jacob Tamme, Justin Snow
OT – Charlie Johnson, Ryan Diem, Tony Ugoh, Adam Terry
OG – Kyle DeVan, Mike Pollak, Jacques McClendon
C – Jeff Saturday, Jamey Richard
DT – Antonio Johnson, Daniel Muir, Eric Foster, Fili Moala, Mitch King
DE – Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes, John Chick, Ricardo Mathews
LB – Gary Brackett, Clint Session, Philip Wheeler, Cody Glenn, Pat Angerer, Kavell Conner, Ramon Humber
CB – Kelvin Hayden, Jerraud Powers, Jacob Lacey, Deshea Townsend, Marcus McCauley, Ray Fisher Kevin Thomas (Reserve Physically Unable to Perform List)
S – Bob Sanders, Antoine Bethea, Melvin Bullitt, Mike Newton, Jamie Silva (Reserve Physically Unable to Perform List)
K – Adam Vinatieri
P – Pat McAfee
KR/PR – Brandon James
Borderline: Curtis Painter, Devin Moore, Blair White, Gijon Robinson, Colin Cloherty, Jeff Linkenbach, Jaime Thomas, Marlon Favorite, Keyunta Dawson, Ervin Baldwin, Vuna Tuihalamaka, Brandon King
Practice Squad: Devin Moore, Blair White, Colin Cloherty, Jeff Linkenbach, Jaime Thomas, Vuna Tuihalamaka, Brandon King, Tim Hiller