The roster shuffling continues. This time, there is no signing, so stay tuned. We don’t yet know what Ryan Grigson’s plan is. From the Colts’ press release:
Jones played in six games (two starts) this season and caught two passes for 34 yards. For his career, he has appeared in 10 games (three starts), recording three receptions for 42 yards. Jones was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012.
Hughes was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 10, 2013. He has appeared in one game this season, catching one pass for six yards. In 2012, he played in five games (one start) with the team and recorded one rush for five yards and one reception for three yards.
Indianapolis now has an empty spot on the 53-man roster. With rumors and trade speculation swirling, it’s easy to be swept up in the excitement. In reality, there could be a big move, but the most likely signing will come from the practice squad. We’ll just have to wait and see.
There's a still an open spot even after they activate Whalen or Rogers. Do we need another back?Could they bring up Wiliams? JOnes and Hughes were better blockers than Williams, but neither Jones nor Hughes could really be considered a playmaker. We need all the weapons we can get, I guess.
I earnestly hope that the TRich trade is starting to sting Grigson a litle bit: like wake him in the night with sweats. He pulled the trigger too fast for too much. Remember when all we needed was a goddamned running back to replace Bradshaw? Dealing so aggressively might be hurting as much as helping. A reputation for over spending and trading too impulsively might start to build around him.
We cut a FB? Now how the hell will we run out 1 C, 1 QB and 9 FB offensive schemes? Stanford guy or not, I don't think Hamilton is too good at math....
Whalen or Rogers? Whalen is more game ready, Rogers may have more big play potential. But I think we're all in this year. So I won't be surprised if we lose another draft pick for a proven WR.
@naptown_ninja He's had a couple duds. That one will hurt a lot more, obviously, if it doesn't pan out.
As far as the roster spots, they're down to two tight ends, Fleener, and Naptown's own Jack Doyle.
@Bobman1He must understand what we need it MORE fullbacks: https://twitter.com/MarcusDugan/status/384786712506822656
@smonroe Two-thirds of the season remains. There's no way to know which receiver will go down next. There's not going to be another Reggie Wayne available. How much should be spent for how much potential help at receiver? That's possibly a reason to turn to Whalen and his familiarity with the playbook. "Big play" isn't the first need that occurs to Pep Hamilton if Hilton and DHB are healthy and Brazill is back. They have time to see what might shake out later in the season.