Mocking the Colts: Projecting the Roster

With three preseason games in the books and final roster cuts approaching, it makes sense to take a close look at how the Colts roster will likely shake out. Which positions will need more work prior to tue regular season? Which players who deserve to play in the NFL are not going to make it?

Quarterback (3) – Peyton Manning, Kerry Collins, Curtis Painter

Running Back (4) – Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Javarris James

Wide Receiver (5) – Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, David Gilreath (Blair White on PUP)

Tight End (4) – Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, Brody Eldridge, Justin Snow

Offensive Tackle (3) – Anthony Castonzo, Jeff Linkenbach, Benjamin Ijalana

Guard (4) – Ryan Diem, Joe Reitz, Jacques McClendon, Kyle DeVan

Center (2) – Jeff Saturday, Mike Pollak

Defensive Tackle (5) – Antonio Johnson, Tommie Harris, Fili Moala, Drake Nevis, Eric Foster

Defensive End (5) – Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes, Tyler Brayton, Jamaal Anderson

Linebacker (6) – Gary Brackett, Pat Angerer, Ernie Sims, Kavell Conner, Philip Wheeler, Adrian Moten

Cornerback (6) – Jerraud Powers, Justin Tryon, Jacob Lacey, Kevin Thomas, Chris Rucker, Free Agent

Safety (4) – Antoine Bethea, Melvin Bullitt, David Caldwell, Joe Lefeged

Kicker (1) – Adam Vinatieri

Punter (1) – Pat McAfee

The final roster spot will likely be filled by a free agent cornerback like Kelvin Hayden.

Practice Squad (7) – C Jake Kirkpatrick, RB Chad Spann, CB Terrance Johnson, WR Chris Brooks, TE Mike McNeill, DT Ollie Ogbu, LB Chris Colasanti

Feel free to discuss this list. Who is not on the team who should be?