|Offense||28th||89.9 (29th)||231.5 (22nd)|
|Defense||26th||122.0 (23rd)||257.1 (23rd)|
|17||Boyce, Josh||WR||5-11||205||5/6/1991||2||Texas Christian|
|74||Castonzo, Anthony||T||6-7||311||8/9/1988||6||Boston College|
|62||Clark, Le'Raven||T||6-5||319||4/22/1993||R||Texas Tech|
|15||Dorsett, Phillip||WR||5-10||185||1/5/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|84||Doyle, Jack||TE||6-6||267||5/5/1990||4||Western Kentucky|
|26||Geathers, Clayton||SS||6-2||220||6/1/1992||2||Central Florida|
|39||Glover-Wright, Tay||DB||6-0||180||6/28/1992||1||Utah State|
|71||Good, Denzelle||T||6-5||355||3/8/1991||2||Mars Hill|
|23||Gore, Frank||RB||5-9||217||5/14/1983||12||Miami (Fla.)|
|85||Griswold, Darion||TE||6-5||264||12/23/1992||R||Arkansas State|
|73||Haeg, Joe||T||6-6||304||3/11/1993||R||North Dakota State|
|13||Hilton, T.Y.||WR||5-9||180||11/14/1989||5||Florida International|
|56||Irving, Nate||ILB||6-1||253||7/12/1988||6||North Carolina State|
|53||Jackson, Edwin||LB||6-0||230||12/19/1991||1||Georgia Southern|
|98||Mathis, Robert||OLB||6-2||245||2/26/1981||14||Alabama A&M|
|1||McAfee, Pat||P||6-1||233||5/2/1987||8||West Virginia|
|99||McGill, T.Y.||DT||6-0||310||11/23/1992||2||North Carolina State|
|75||Mewhort, Jack||G||6-6||312||9/30/1991||3||Ohio State|
|40||Milton, Chris||DB||5-11||190||9/15/1992||R||Georgia Tech|
|7||Morris, Stephen||QB||6-2||218||8/27/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|65||O'Brien, Kitt||G||6-5||325||4/29/1990||1||Ball State|
|45||Overton, Matt||LS||6-1||243||7/6/1985||5||Western Washington|
|64||Quarles, Kelcy||DT||6-4||310||1/23/1992||2||South Carolina|
|76||Reitz, Joe||T||6-7||325||8/24/1985||6||Western Michigan|
|25||Robinson, Patrick||DB||5-11||191||9/7/1987||7||Florida State|
|3||Rogers, Chester||WR||6-1||180||1/12/1994||R||Grambling State|
|35||Rose, Winston||DB||6-0||180||11/29/1993||R||New Mexico State|
|30||Smith, D'Joun||CB||5-11||193||9/23/1992||2||Florida Atlantic|
|14||Stangby, Joshua||WR||5-10||185||9/24/1990||1||Ottawa (Kans.)|
|86||Swoope, Erik||TE||6-5||257||5/8/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Turbin, Robert||RB||5-10||225||12/2/1989||5||Utah State|
|81||Tyms, Brian||WR||6-3||205||2/21/1989||4||Florida A&M|
|79||Van Dyk, Mitchell||T||6-7||299||1/2/1991||2||Portland State|
|4||Vinatieri, Adam||K||6-0||206||12/28/1972||21||South Dakota State|
|60||Vujnovich, Jeremy||T||6-5||300||10/12/1990||1||Louisiana Coll.|
|93||Walden, Erik||OLB||6-2||250||8/21/1985||9||Middle Tennessee State|
|40||Williams, Trey||RB||5-7||200||12/11/1992||2||Texas A&M|
|Cage, Isiah (IR)||T||6-5||312||8/26/1993||R||Wis.-Eau Claire|
|89||McFarland, Mike (IR)||TE||6-5||252||11/15/1991||2||South Florida|
|6||Whitehurst, Charlie (IR)||QB||6-5||226||8/6/1982||10||Clemson|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Ausberry finishes the year with just two catches for 14 yards in six games.
Cornerback Jansen Watson, who was cut by Oakland before the season, has been added to the practice squad.
The Colts will have battle for starting spots at center and on the right side of the line.
The severity of the injury is still unknown, but Miller, a rookie undrafted free-agent, will now miss the beginning of his first training camp. Fellow tight end Darion Griswold was placed on the PUP list, leaving the Colts with five healthy tight ends to open up training camp.
Williams, an undrafted rookie running back, was signed by the Colts in late-December and made his only contributions to the stat sheet in the season finale. In his two games on the team's roster, he provided depth behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron, but will have to compete for that role again in 2016.
A reserve inside linebacker, McNary hasn't seen much of the field since Jerrell Freeman returned from an injury in Week 15. McNary finishes his season with 14 tackles in 13 appearances, after registering 28 takedowns in 15 games last season. His contract runs through 2016, but there's a good chance he'll have to compete for a roster spot next year.
With Andrew Luck (kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) uncertain for Week 17, there's some chance Stephen Morris could get the start in a game that's unlikely to have any impact on the playoff picture. In addition to needing a win and a Texans loss, the Colts need at least six other games to go in their favor to hand them the strength-of-victory tiebreaker. Whitehurst, meanwhile, is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle and did not participate in spring practices. He may have been sidelined to start the season even without the suspension, but this still hurts Indy's depth on the defensive line.
Smith appeared in just four games throughout his rookie season after being unable to reach 100% following knee surgery earlier in the year. He continues to have issues with the knee, which could impact his status for training camp and beyond, while it's unclear if he'll be back to full health by the time Week 1 rolls around.
Castonzo has been a starter for Indianapolis since entering the league in 2011.
Mewhort was getting these reps due to Gosder Cherilus unavailable. Mewhort entered the league as a left guard.
"Versatility is hard to find," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "So obviously him playing a bunch of spots and playing everywhere along the line is definitely the more you can do. I think everybody is well aware of that spot and us trying to fill that hole right now. I'm fully confident that we've got the guys in this building right now that we're going to be fine there."
After recording career-low marks for both tackles (32) and sacks (three) in his first season with Indianapolis, the 33-year-old Cole had to accept a reduced salary to avoid being released. He'll largely be limited to passing downs next season, and the Colts will probably try to secure a young pass rusher within the first two days of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The offensive players on the list are running back David Fluellen, quarterback Chandler Harnish, wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope and guard Josh Walker.
The defensive players let go by Indianapolis are ends Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, linebackers Rob Ruggiero, Kelvin Sheppard, Phillip Hunt and Andrew Jackson, safety Dewey McDonald, tackles Brandon McKinney and Nnamdi Obukwelu and cornerback Sheldon Price.
In his first three seasons with the Seahawks, Turbin established himself a decent handcuff for Marshawn Lynch, accumulating at least 250 yards rushing on each occasion. Turbin was also adept as a pass-catcher, with 43 receptions (on 55 targets) for 427 yards and two touchdowns during that span. However, he suffered a high-ankle sprain at the end of the preseason and promptly waived a few days later before he was plucked by the Browns. Making 10 appearances with Cleveland and Dallas thereafter, he managed nearly 4.0 yards per carry and 2.3 yards per target on 5.7 touches per game, meaning the best-case scenario in Indianapolis is a change-of-pace role behind Frank Gore.
Randall is 5'11". Out of the six cornerbacks currently on the Packers' roster, five are below six-feet tall. The sixth, Tay Glover-Wright, is six-foot even.
General manager Ted Thompson isn't concerned with the Packers' lack of height at cornerback. "We're tall enough," he said, per the Journal Sentinel.
Todman was released by the Panthers following the preseason last year, but ultimately signed with the Steelers and went on to play 11 games. While Todman managed just four carries for 22 yards in Pittsburgh, he adds depth to the Colts' backfield ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Kerr has increasingly become a significant part of the rotation on the defensive line this season as he played 37 of 72 snaps on Sunday.
It doesn't sound like a long-term injury, but his return date isn't clear. T.J. Green is the leading candidate to start opposite Mike Adams at safety if Geathers isn't ready for the start of the regular season.
The undrafted rookie wide receiver primarily served as a returner for the Colts since being signed prior to Week 8's loss to the Panthers. He finished the season with 21 kick returns for an average of 27.1 yards per return, to go along with 21 punt returns for an average of 7.9 yards per return in 9 games played. Bray has another year left on his contract with the Colts, but don't expect him to move any higher than fifth on the wide receiver depth chart, unless there's an injury to T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, or Phillip Dorsett.
Hilton was able to rack up 1,000 yards receiving for the third consecutive year, despite quarterback Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) missing a total of nine games. The small, but speedy 26-year-old has five years remaining on his current contract with the Colts, and will thus be able to improve alongside Luck in the future. As long as he remains healthy, fantasy owners wouldn't be crazy to expect Hilton to produce another thousand-yard season in 2016, but as always temper expectations for his production in the red zone.
After having his left foot stepped on Wednesday, Moore was sidelined again on Thursday nursing the sore foot. Despite a strong rookie campaign followed up by a stellar sophomore season that featured 90 tackles, Moore struggled in 2015 recording just 13 tackles in 12 games. Although not expected to start, Moore is currently one of Indianapolis' top defensive replacements at inside linebacker.
"We've got some guys that we're moving around," coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN. "Come training camp, still going to be some competition."
After putting in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, he was held out of practice Friday, yet will be in the lineup at inside linebacker. After racking up 11 tackles in each of the last two games, he'll be needed to slow down TJ Yeldon and the Jaguars rushing attack.
Adams missed the last two games with the injury, but looked back to full speed.
Moncrief aggravated a toe injury late last season and ended up having surgery on it earlier this offseason. He's missed Indy's offseason practices, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Following Coby Fleener's departure in free agency, there figures to be some added snaps available for Doyle in 2016, though Dwayne Allen remains the Colts' top option at tight end, from a fantasy perspective. Doyle finished up the 2015 season with 12 catches for 72 yards and a TD in 16 games for Indy.
Luck, who was slated to earn $16,155,000 in 2016, gets another five years tacked onto his deal, thus solidifying the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. Luck, who threw an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old, or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.
McGill had the first two sacks of his NFL career as the undrafted free agent from North Carolina state saw an increased role on the defensive line. He could see a larger role in Week 17 as he auditions for a prominent job in 2016.
Morris doesn't get a chance to play this week with Freeman signed earlier this week.
The 33-year-old logged 260 carries in 2015, but averaged an ineffective 3.7 yards per attempt. Previously, Gore hadn't dipped below 4.1 YPC throughout his entire career. A lighter load in 2016 could keep Gore fresh and more productive on a per-clip basis, so the narrative goes, but the real boon to Gore's prospects, and health, this upcoming season will be the Colts' newfound emphasis on their offensive line, while a decrease in Gore's touches may simply be an attempt to get more tailbacks involved in the offense so the team can take stock of their backfield talent if (when) Gore decides to hang up the cleats.
The Colts' second round pick in this year's draft, Green was seen sporting a walking boot to further protect a calf injury that was initially deemed to be just cramps. With starting safety Clayton Geathers already week-to-week with a foot injury, Winston Guy will slide in as the starting safety alongside Pro-Bowler Mike Adams.
Langford has a career-high six sacks as he's getting plenty of snaps on the defensive line. He played 51 of 72 snaps on defense in Sunday's win.
The terms of his deal remain a bit unclear, but he will move from backing up one franchise quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, to another in Andrew Luck. He will need to beat out Stephen Morris for the backup job, but Tolzien's experience likely gives him the edge heading into training camp.
Guy had two tackles in the loss. It's not clear if he'll be able for a special teams role again this week.
Following an injury-marred rookie season in an offense that regularly featured two tight ends, the Colts have extensively operated out of three-wide receiver sets during their offseason program. With the departure of TE Coby Fleener (Saints), this trend is expected to continue into 2016. The main beneficiary in such a scenario would be Dorsett, who would consequently see every-down snaps on the outside, opposite Donte Moncrief (toe), with T.Y. Hilton manning the slot. Further working in Dorsett's favor are the losses of Andre Johnson (free agent) and Griff Whalen (Dolphins), both of whom, combined with the aforementioned Fleener, vacate 188 targets from 2015. Looking ahead, Dorsett's usage in 2016 could likely resemble his role during Week 17 when Dorsett logged 53 snaps and received nine targets split wide, as well as a tote out of the backfield.
Mathis has seven sacks and 19 tackles, which is more than was expected of the 34-year old after missing a full season due to a PED suspension and Achillies injury.
Walden returned after missing a game due to a foot injury and resumed a starting role at outside linebacker.
Overton tweeted on his personal account that he will be with the Colts for another four years. In three seasons with the Colts, Overton has appeared in 48 games and has made 22 special teams tackles.
He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013.
The Colts are currently searching for Jerrell Freeman's successor at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, and, if OTAs are any indication, the frontrunners for the gig include Irving and fellow LB Sio Moore. Both of whom have seen the most first-team reps while Jackson receives rest. However, Irving is coming off of two injury-marred seasons; his 2014 season as a Bronco ended with an ACL tear, and a wrist injury ended his most previous campaign with the Colts. Fortunately, head coach Chuck Pagano reports that Irving finally looks like he is completely over his blown-out knee from two seasons ago. If this is true, Irving should be viewed as the favorite to win this competition.
Anderson had torn his ACL last November, and given the reported development of his rehab progression throughout the offseason, his placement on this list comes as little surprise. Back in June, owner and CEO Jim Irsay even admitted that Anderson may not be back by Week 1. Should he still be on the PUP list at that time, Anderson would then be sidelined for the first six games of the regular season. On the other hand, if he were to be cleared by team doctors sometime during camp, he could then join his team as soon as possible.
Mitchel is out for the year with a shoulder injury. He was placed on the waived/injured list Wednesday after having been drafted in the sixth round.
Smith is an undrafted rookie who played at Clemson.
Butler moved from nickelback to starting opposite Vontae Davis with Greg Toler out. Butler played 73 of 76 snaps on defense and could continue to see an expanded role if Toler remains out.
McAfee would have been an unrestricted free agent if he didn't sign the deal by Tuesday.
Davis was ProFootballFocus.com's sixth highest-graded player in the entire NFL throughout the 2014 season, but dealt with a pesky foot injury in 2015 that hindered his week-to-week performance. Reportedly, however, Davis was nearly declared an injury scratch prior to multiple contests. Thus, the fact that he did play all 16 games may say more about his toughness than his 2015 performance may say about any sort of decline in ability. Now nearing full health, look for Davis to return to shut-down form in 2016.
Filling an obvious need opposite standout corner Vontae Davis, Robinson is coming off a 49-tackle, one-pick campaign with the Chargers, his sixth in the NFL. In addition to the output, the 28-year-old Robinson allowed just 8.9 YPC, which was the second-best mark of 118 corners who logged at last 25 percent of their team's snaps last season, according to Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site.
Despite catching just 16 passes in 13 games last season, Allen recently re-signed with the Colts for $29.4 million over four years. He's a strong inline blocker with solid receiving skills, but he never topped 66 targets while sharing playing time with Coby Fleener the past four years. If Fleener isn't re-signed, Allen could see a major bump in targets next season, potentially filling a three-down role.
Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley.
Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson.
The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
Ridgeway (6-foot-3, 303) had some injury troubles at Texas, but he was generally productive and certainly has good athleticism for his position, highlighted by a 32-inch vertical and 113-inch broad jump. He'll likely contribute as a 3-4 end for the Colts.
Brown had been placed on injured reserve with the Colts in October and later released. He was signed last week. Brown started three games earlier in the season, so he should know the defense. He'll start opposite Vontae Davis.
After completing 10 years apiece with both the Patriots and Colts, the symmetry was there for Vinatieri to call it a career, but the 43-year-old will keep on trucking with the latter organization. Despite failing to connect on a field goal until Week 4 this past season, he amassed 100-plus points for the 18th time on the backs of 25 field goals. Moreover, he was proficient from the new extra-point distance, connecting on 32 of 35 attempts. With Andrew Luck unlikely to endure back-to-back injury-plagued campaigns, Vinatieri could be among the elite fantasy options yet again in the fall.
The Colts have a clear top three wide receivers with T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, but the rest of of the depth chart is unsettled. Quan Bray could make the team as a returner, but Tyms and Josh Boyce will compete for roster spots as the fourth and fifth receivers.
The Colts will have battle for starting spots at center and on the right side of the line.
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