The new addition is OT Bradley Sowell, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer practice squad member. Undrafted from Ole Miss, Sowell made the original 53-man roster, before waiver claims forced him onto the practice squad.
Sowell is an big, (6-7, 320) athletic tackle , but likely won't do much more than backup Justice and Castonzo this season. The Colts needed another lineman with Justice and Joe Reitz both bothered with injuries.
Sowell will likely backup Jeff Linkenbach and Anthony Castonzo next week, unless Justice is available to play. Newcomer Trai Essex will be the depth at the interior. The Colts currently have nine OL on the roster, but only seven are completely healthy at this point.
Ouch. Now that we know who got the last spot, I´m officially worried. Trai Essex being the only depth in the interior line could spell disaster. He might know how to play all 5 spots, but a) he isn´t very good, might be average at two of those spots. b) with the injury luck we have, Reitz won´t be back, and one of the guards will get hurt.
Sowell is just depth, but I´m looking forward to the battle between him and paper clip Justice for the next few weeks (it doesn´t matter how large Justice is if he has all the consistency and sturdiness of a paper clip).
Big is the right word, hopefully he shows well and takes the RT spot out right, maybe one of those Wayne Hunter situations.
Also, what is your take on a guy like Matt Kopa, Stanford guy, pretty smart seems to have some potential.
@paulcareyjr I just read about Kopa. It sounds like the Pats really like him and are hiding him on their PS while he recovers from an ankle injury. He has to be better than Link or Olsen. Not that that is saying much.