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INSTANT REACTION: Colts finalize 53-man roster

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 31, 2013 – 5:35 pm

From 90-to-75, and now to the magic number of 53, the Colts have made their final roster cuts.

Ryan Grigson and his staff’s hard work is now complete as the Colts have their 53 and will now scour every other avenue in trying to improve the 2013 roster through the season.

How was the Colts 53-man roster completed?

First, this 53-man roster will in all likelihood not be the same when the season opener comes on Sept 8.

We knew the defensive line would have some guys cut who played significant snaps last year for the Colts.

Lawrence Guy and Drake Nevis fall into that category.

Veteran defensive lineman Fili Moala cracks the 53-man roster after not playing in the preseason due to rehabbing a 2012 knee injury.

Some good news on the injury front perhaps comes at the tight end position. Dominique Jones was cut, which means the Colts currently have three tight ends.

That should bode well for the prospects of Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener playing in the regular season opener.

The value of special teams was definitely not overlooked with the team keeping gunners Sergio Brown and Joe Lefeged.

Strong preseasons from safety Delano Howell and outside linebacker Caesar Rayford earned them spots.

Again, this current roster might not necessarily look exactly the same come the regular season opener as Grigson and his staff examine the waiver wire with every NFL team having to cut 22 players this weekend.

All the Colts 2013 draft picks made the 53-man roster.

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11 Responses to “INSTANT REACTION: Colts finalize 53-man roster”

  1. By Jiles McCloud on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    The Colts Personnel have put together a really really really good football team. The sky is truly the limit.
    Let’s go get this division!

  2. By jim pumphrey on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    im so ready for some colts football !!!!

  3. By John L on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    Someone please tell me why they kept Delano Howell and cut Larry Asante?? Asante had a stronger preseason. I also don’t understand why they kept Josh Gordy, I thought Marshay Green looked much better. I think they should have cut Moala, he has done nothing since he was drafted, he’s a bum.

  4. By John L on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    I would have cut Moala and kept Nevis, Moala is a big goof who can’t stay healthy. He’s just another bust from the Polian regime.

  5. By Brock Easley on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    I’m really liking the Colts roster!! I’m glad that Rayford and Howell made it. However, disappointed that Asante didn’t make it on there. But, no matter. Still looking to have a great season!!!

  6. By mike fisher on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    Would’ve kept Green, looked really good…Moala should’ve gone, injury prone. Glad for Rayford, hope he keeps rockin!! But hey, I’m just a fan not a GM or coach so I’ll keep “Backin the Blue” no matter what…COLTS PRIDE!!!

  7. By Merle Horton on Sep 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m disappointed with Williams being let go. The Colts want to have a balanced offense with at decent running game. Sticking with the same mediocre running backs with no new blood doesn’t seem productive. Bradshaw is a quick fix with no future, if he plays at all. Brown can’t play in the NFL with any consistency. Ballard has potential. It sucks that Williams does not get the call on cut day, he gets exited and you do a story about that excitement, then he gets cut the day after. By the way, your last statement about all the draftees making the team was olso wrong.

  8. By Merle Horton on Sep 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m gonna due like the Cleveland fan. Put in my will that I want 6 Colts players to be Casket carriers so the colts can let me down one last time.

  9. By Bruce L on Sep 1, 2013 | Reply

    I am also bummed that Kerwynn Williams was released. The Colts really need a running game to balance their offense. He seemed to be able to make things happen.

  10. By mike fisher on Sep 3, 2013 | Reply

    Alright all you killjoys, just because Williams was moved to Practice Squad doesn’t mean he wont get call up if necessary. It’s too early to tell EXACTLY who is gonna be !st squad all year. Have a little faith in Chuck, Pep and RG1 they are the pros and mind games with the other teams is part of the game…don’t get your knickers in bunch just yet!!

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