This afternoon, the Colts placed Lawrence Sidbury in the Injured Reserve, ending his season. While this is sad news for Sidbury, who showed he is an impressive athlete, it does open the door for one man wrecking crew Caesar Rayford to make the roster without the team having to keep a fifth outside linebacker (they kept 4 OLB’s and 5 ILB’s last season).
Indianapolis also cut eleven players, taking their active roster down to 78. They still have until 4:00 PM EDT on Tuesday to make the final three difficult calls. Here is the list from the team’s press release:
The Indianapolis Colts today waived the following players: CB-Johnny Adams, CB-Allen Chapman, G-Danous Estenor, DT-Kellen Heard, P/K-Brandon McManus, RB-Davin Meggett, LB-C.O. Prime, C-Rick Schmeig and S-Ashante Williams. WR-Maurice Williams was waived with an injury settlement and CB-Teddy Williams was waived-injured. The team also placed OLB-Lawrence Sidbury on Injured Reserve.
Any kicker trying out with the Colts likely knows he will be cut eventually and is making his case to other teams while learning from one of the greatest kickers of all time (not to mention a darn good punter). For the other ten players, their NFL dreams have taken a hit, as several more will join them in search of another team in the coming days.
We’ll keep you updated on any future developments, as the Colts roster may fluctuate over the next week or so.
Player information courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts
All I care is for Ben Ijalana to make the roster just because I like him as a person. I know it's totally subjective but I am a fan. I am also a big Donald Brown supporter and I can't stand when someone says that he is a bust or that he deserves to be cut. I said it.
I was really hoping Chapman would pan out. Everyone had such high hopes for him.
Also where is McGlynn on this list?
@matt_has You're on the twitter? (That's how old guys like me say it, "the twitter")
I bet you could get that hash tag rolling among Colts fans.
I got the list in an email forwarded from Nate, and I did a double take, too. They can't cut "The Boss."
@codrutc do hope Ijalana can make it, and I know this is probably Brown's last year here, but I sure hope it's a good one. He's one of the first people to go talk to fans after practice, and he handles all that hateful criticism so well.
@Payton Marshay Green seems to be beating out Allen Chapman and any other fringe defensive back, IMO. At least it wasn't *gasp* Josh "The Boss" Chapman.
McGlynn seems like a great guy, but he has to be wondering if he's going to be on the next list of cuts. I don't think he will be, just because they've stuck with him so stubbornly as a starter. What do you think?
@MarcusDugan Yeah. Despite this allusion coming from a different sport, I feel it applies: Anyone remember A Season on the Brink, where Bob Knight was coaching the Olympic team? Bob Ferry once said of Charles Barkley's chances "If they cut the breadtruck, I'm rootin' for the Russians". I don't quite think I'm ready to switch alliances over J Chapman - and besides, who'd play the part of the Rooskies in the NFL - but I'd be damn disappointed if he didn't make the roster.
@MarcusDugan Yes, this. One of the things I wish Brown would get more credit for is being one of the good character guys in the NFL. Too many would rather praise an outstanding thug than an average good character, and while I'm as aware of the bottom-line mentality of the NFL as everyone else, it still bothers me that it happens. Brown was already big on charity work and being a good member of his community while he was in college. Yes, that doesn't translate into touchdowns. But it's still praiseworthy, especially in a first round pick and one-time starter.
@AJ_ Good call. And, as an aside, I've always like Charles Barkley. He speaks the truth, and he doesn't care how he sounds when he does. When he was playing for the Suns back in the 90s sometime, he was whistled for some ticky-tack foul against Jordan (the typical fourth quarter "Jordan call" from back then), and you could hear him on the broadcast down on the court getting snarky with the ref, "Hey, I know you love Michael Jordan."
@codrutc @AJ_ @MarcusDugan Not to get all sappy, but I just watched that for the first time, and that was really cool. And at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Meridian Street, too. That pretty girl he married must've been from Indy. Very cool. Looks like that would've been a fun place for a reception.
Yep. We can't pretend he's some amazing football player, but he is a solid guy, and he does manage to play some damn good football from time to time. Guys like that deserve some positive attention for being stand up individuals, even if they aren't super stars.