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INDIANAPOLIS – The 90-man roster is in the midst of reporting to Grand Park for the Colts 2019 Training Camp.
Through 16 camp practices, including a pair of joint sessions with the Cleveland Browns, and 4 preseason games, the 90 guys will be whittled down to 53 players.
By Saturday, August 31st, the Colts will have their first 53-man roster of the 2019 season.
For now, here’s the 90-man look for the Colts entering camp at Grand Park.
Below is a breakdown of the current 90-man roster, with the second number in parenthesis indicating how many players at that position the Colts kept after their final roster cuts last September.
Quarterbacks (4/2): Jacoby Brissett, Chad Kelly, Andrew Luck, Phillip Walker
Bowen’s Analysis: Will the Colts keep 3? That’s the main question in deciding whether or not Kelly and Walker can show enough to break the norm on the 53-man roster.
Running Backs (6/4): Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack, Spencer Ware (on PUP to start camp), Aca’Cedric Ware*, Jordan Wilkins, Jonathan Williams
Bowen’s Analysis: It’s a smaller running back group entering camp, and it might not be cutting more than 1 body come the end of August.
Wide Receiver (13/5): Deon Cain, Parris Campbell*, Ashton Dulin*, Reece Fountain, Devin Funchess, Penny Hart*, T.Y. Hilton, Krishawn Hogan, Steve Ishmael, Marcus Johnson, Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Jordan Veasy
Bowen’s Analysis: No position will cut more bodies over the next month and change. Frank Reich has mentioned before that special teams presence could very well decide the final body or two at receiver.
Tight Ends (7/3): Mo Alie-Cox, Billy Brown, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, Hale Hentges*, Gabe Holmes, Ross Travis
Bowen’s Analysis: Once Travis is fully healthy from his torn ACL last August, he will have a chance to alter the back end of the final tight end look.
Offensive Linemen (15/10): C/G-Josh Andrews, OT-Jackson Barton*, C/G-Evan Boehm, T-Anthony Castonzo, G/T-Le’Raven Clark, G-Jake Eldrenkamp, T-Antonio Garcia, OG-Mark Glowinski, T/G-Joe Haeg, C-Ryan Kelly, C-Daniel Munyer, G-Quenton Nelson, G-William Poehls, G/T-Braden Smith, T-J’Marcus Webb
Bowen’s Analysis: On paper, there doesn’t appear to be a ton of competition for settling this group, which is a far cry from past years.
Defensive Linemen (15/10): DT/DE-Denico Autry, DE-Ben Banogu, DE-Gerri Green*, DE-Obum Gwacham, DT/DE-Margus Hunt, DE-Justin Houston, DT/DE-Tyquan Lewis, DE-Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE-Carroll Phillips, DT-Caraun Reid, DE-Jabaal Sheard, DT-Sterling Shippy*, DT-Grover Stewart, DE-Kemoko Turay, DT-Jihad Ward
Bowen’s Analysis: According to Frank Reich, this might be the hardest group to cut in 2019. If Ben Banogu is slotted at defensive end through the preseason, that could complicate some things as well.
Linebackers (9/6): Matthew Adams, Zaire Franklin, Darius Leonard, Skai Moore, Bobby Okereke*, EJ Speed*, Ahmad Thomas, Tre Thomas*, Anthony Walker
Bowen’s Analysis: You have 6 Chris Ballard draft picks among this group. The depth at this position group is where a bulk of your special teams reps will come from.
Cornerbacks (9/6): Jalen Collins, Pierre Desir, Nate Hairston, Chris Milton, Kenny Moore, Shakial Taylor*, Marvell Tell*, Quincy Wilson, Rock Ya-Sin*
Bowen’s Analysis: This will be a great battle to watch with several rookies in the mix, plus guys like Jalen Collins and Nate Hairston, who both had strong springs.
Safeties (8/4): Matthias Farley, Clayton Geathers, Malik Hooker, Isaiah Johnson, Derrick Kindred, Roland Milligan, George Odum, Khari Willis*
Bowen’s Analysis: Doesn’t the safety number have to grow to 5 this year, given the depth at the position and the need for some insurance behind Hooker and Geathers?
Specialists (4/3): K-Cole Hedlund*, LS-Luke Rhodes, P-Rigoberto Sanchez, K-Adam Vinatieri
Bowen’s Analysis: This group returns in-tact for a third straight season, with the addition of Hedlund as an extra leg to rest the 46-year-old Vinny during the offseason.
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