|Offense||10th||101.8 (23rd)||262.6 (5th)|
|Defense||30th||120.4 (25th)||262.5 (27th)|
|Alie-Cox, Mo||TE||6-6||260||9/19/1993||R||Virginia Commonwealth|
|Banner, Zach||T||6-8||361||12/25/1993||R||Southern California|
|Blackmon, Dante||DB||5-11||185||9/28/1993||R||Kennesaw St. (GA)|
|Boyd, Josh||DT||6-3||310||8/3/1989||4||Mississippi State|
|Briggs, Chris||WR||6-5||230||//||R||Southeastern Louisiana|
|Brown, Fred||WR||6-0||175||12/1/1993||R||Mississippi State|
|74||Castonzo, Anthony||T||6-7||311||8/9/1988||7||Boston College|
|62||Clark, Le'Raven||T||6-5||319||4/22/1993||2||Texas Tech|
|58||Cole, Trent (FA)||OLB||6-3||270||10/5/1982||13||Cincinnati|
|Cooper, Fahn||T||6-5||306||4/30/1993||1||Ole Miss|
|Crossan, Dalton||RB||5-11||205||2/25/1994||R||New Hampshire|
|15||Dorsett, Phillip||WR||5-10||185||1/5/1993||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|84||Doyle, Jack||TE||6-6||267||5/5/1990||5||Western Kentucky|
|41||Farley, Matthias||DB||5-11||210||7/15/1992||2||Notre Dame|
|George, Jeremiah||LB||5-11||234||1/24/1992||3||Iowa State|
|71||Good, Denzelle||G||6-5||355||3/8/1991||3||Mars Hill|
|23||Gore, Frank||RB||5-9||217||5/14/1983||13||Miami (Fla.)|
|Graham, Tyson||DB||6-2||210||//||R||South Dakota|
|73||Haeg, Joe||T||6-6||304||3/11/1993||2||North Dakota State|
|Hankins, Johnathan||DT||6-2||320||3/30/1992||5||Ohio State|
|13||Hilton, T.Y.||WR||5-9||180||11/14/1989||6||Florida International|
|Hooker, Malik||SAF||6-2||205||4/1/1996||R||Ohio State|
|Howard, Bug||WR||6-4||221||11/28/1994||R||North Carolina|
|Hunt, Margus||DE||6-8||295||7/14/1987||5||Southern Methodist|
|52||Jackson, D'Qwell (FA)||ILB||6-0||242||9/26/1983||12||Maryland|
|53||Jackson, Edwin||ILB||6-0||230||12/19/1991||2||Georgia Southern|
|97||Jones, Arthur (FA)||DE||6-3||320||6/3/1986||8||Syracuse|
|Mack, Marlon||RB||6-0||210||3/7/1996||R||South Florida|
|98||Mathis, Robert (FA)||OLB||6-2||245||2/26/1981||15||Alabama A&M|
|99||McGill, T.Y.||DT||6-0||310||11/23/1992||3||NC State|
|30||Melvin, Rashaan||CB||6-2||193||10/2/1989||5||Northern Illinois|
|75||Mewhort, Jack||G||6-6||312||8/30/1991||4||Ohio State|
|Milton, Chris||DB||5-11||190||9/15/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|10||Moncrief, Donte||WR||6-2||222||8/6/1993||4||Ole Miss|
|Morris, Darryl||DB||5-10||188||9/4/1990||5||Texas State|
|Morris, Stephen||QB||6-2||218||8/27/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|45||Overton, Matt (FA)||LS||6-1||243||7/6/1985||6||Western Washington|
|Pope, Troymaine||RB||5-9||205||11/29/1993||2||Jacksonville State|
|Powell, Tyvis||DB||6-3||211||2/16/1994||R||Ohio State|
|46||Rhodes, Luke||LB||6-2||242||12/2/1992||1||William & Mary|
|80||Rogers, Chester||WR||6-1||180||1/12/1994||2||Grambling State|
|Sickels, Garrett||LB||6-3||261||9/24/1994||R||Penn State|
|Simon, John||LB||6-1||260||10/14/1990||5||Ohio State|
|Spence, Sean||LB||5-11||231||6/7/1990||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|Stewart, Grover||DT||6-4||347||10/20/1993||R||Albany State (Ga.)|
|86||Swoope, Erik||TE||6-5||257||5/8/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|Thomas, Jhaustin||DE||6-6||276||4/13/1993||R||Iowa State|
|33||Turbin, Robert||RB||5-10||225||12/2/1989||6||Utah State|
|Ugokwe, Jerry||T||6-7||321||//||R||William & Mary|
|4||Vinatieri, Adam||K||6-0||206||12/28/1972||22||South Dakota State|
|Vujnovich, Jeremy||T||6-5||300||10/12/1990||1||Louisiana Coll.|
|93||Walden, Erik (FA)||OLB||6-2||250||8/21/1985||10||Middle Tennessee|
|31||Williams, Duke (FA)||SS||5-11||201||10/15/1990||5||Nevada|
|Wylie, Andrew||T||6-6||311||8/19/1994||R||Eastern Michigan|
|Griffey, Trey (IR)||WR||6-3||192||1/19/1994||R||Arizona|
|Michael, Christine (IR)||RB||5-10||221||11/9/1990||5||Texas A&M|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Colts signed Aiken away from Baltimore to push Dorsett, but the team also has an in-house option to challenge its disappointing 2015 first-round pick for the No. 3 wideout role. Rogers was a surprise contributor last year as an undrafted rookie, catching 19 of 35 targets for 273 yards (14.4 per catch, 7.8 per target) in 14 games, also adding 13 punt returns for 119 yards. Listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, he doesn't impress in terms of size or speed (4.51 40 at his pro day), and yet quarterback Andrew Luck, offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski and GM Chris Ballard all spoke highly of Rogers' continued development after the Colts' offseason program wrapped up. While he'll likely still be an underdog in the competition for the No. 3 wideout job, Rogers shouldn't have too much trouble earning a roster spot.
Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. It looks like he's ready to practice at full speed. He'll compete for a starting inside linebacker role this summer.
Williamson, who went undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2016, suffered an unspecified knee injury over the summer and reverted to IR after being waived/injured by the Colts. While the exact nature of his injury isn't clear, and neither is his current state of health, Williamson still has another two years left on his current contract and will likely be back in Indianapolis for the start of the 2017 campaign.
Jones was due to count over $7 million against the cap this season, which was unpalatable for someone that played in just 17 games over the past three seasons. The 30-year-old will now look to land elsewhere and get healthy ahead of the 2017 campaign.
All reports are that Mewhort is progressing nicely from the knee injury that he sustained at the end of last season. He actually practiced Monday which suggests that his absence could be linked to a more precautionary transition back into action. By the end of the week we should have a good idea of where he stands health-wise.
While Hooker won't be able to practice until training camp at the earliest, his participation in some workouts with the team is an encouraging sign. He'll continue to participate in film study and weight lifting at the Colts facilities as he recovers and seeks to be cleared for participation in practices.
Melvin missed the final game of last season with a knee injury, but it doesn't look like a concern for 2017. Melvin will battle 2017 second-round draft pick Wilson for the starting left cornerback job opposite Vontae Davis.
Cole's season looked over after a back injury placed him on injured reserve after Week 3, but he's been a productive rotation at rush linebacker. He played a season-high 46 snaps in Sunday's loss. It was just his fourth sack in 18 games since joining the Colts.
Jack Doyle is expected to open the season as the team's top tight end after the Colts sent Dwayne Allen to the Patriots in a trade back in March. That allows Swoope to push for the No. 2 role behind Doyle despite pulling in just 15 receptions for 297 yards and a touchdown during the 2016 campaign. With the Colts not electing to draft a tight end and instead, bringing in a few undrafted free agents, it appears they feel confident with what they have in Swoope and that should allow him to take on a bigger role in the offense moving forward.
Pope's signing with the Colts came in the wake of running back Christine Michael (undisclosed) being moved to injured reserve. Pope saw action in a combined four games with the Seahawks and Jets last season, totaling 44 yards on 12 attempts. He'll have a chance to earn a role as a depth running back with Indianapolis in 2017.
Hankins' deal reportedly includes $14.5 million in guaranteed money. The talented defensive lineman was arguably the best defensive player left in free agency, and while the Colts were originally unlikely to sign him, they eventually decided they were willing to pay him the type money he has wanted for the past couple of months. As a player, Hankins should provide a major boost for the Colts' run defense, which was a bottom-10 group in 2016.
Turbin only produced 3.5 yards per carry and 5.1 yards per target last season, but he found the end zone on eight of his 73 touches, including three of his his four carries from inside the 5-yard line and seven of his 14 from inside the 10. Fourth-round rookie Marlon Mack may be the flashier option to alleviate some of 34-year-old Frank Gore's workload, but Turbin's strong work in the red zone and as a pass blocker makes him the better bet to handle a significant snap count in Week 1. Turbin still doesn't offer much upside, as he failed to produce a 20-yard gain last season and has a long gain of just 26 yards on 328 career carries. He'd likely share playing time with Mack, and possibly Josh Ferguson, in the event of a Gore injury.
Hairston was the top corner on a tough Temple defense last year. He was only a one-year starter, but Hairston's arrival was delayed by a position change from wide receiver his third year in school. Mediocre Combine testing leaves Hairston with a projection as a likely backup in the NFL.
Morris suffered a hip contusion earlier in the contest, but was ultimately able to return as he'll get plenty of snaps at cornerback moving forward.
Smith was promoted to the active roster a little less than a month ago, but failed to record a reception in two games with the team. He'll now hit the free agent market in hopes of finding his way onto a 53-man roster or practice squad.
Woods spent his last three seasons with the Titans, racking up 66 combined tackles in 42 games while plugging holes along the defensive line. The Colts were 25th in opponent rushing yards per game in 2016, so Woods should provide a nice boost for their run defense going forward.
Geathers has been sidelined since being placed on the injured reserve following a neck injury in Week 12 of last season. Coach Chuck Pagano indicated he has "been at our facility every day during the offseason program rehabbing with our training staff." It is unclear when he will be able to transition from rehabbing to actually participating during these offseason workouts. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety finished the year with 59 tackles in nine games.
Mingo spent last season on the Patriots after being traded from the Browns last August. The former sixth-overall pick had just 11 tackles while playing in all 16 regular season games. He'll likely be a backup linebacker for the Colts in 2017.
Bray was near the bottom of the Colts' receiver depth chart last season before injuring his ankle and ending the year on injured reserve. He'll compete for return duties in 2017 and could work his way up the depth chart as well.
The injury does not appear to be a long term concern but Hilton will get the week off to assure he is 100 percent for training camp. Look for more updates to come once training camp gets underway.
Mack is a big-play running back who set the all-time rushing record at South Florida in just three seasons, averaging 1,203 yards per year at 6.12 yards per carry. The Colts picked him in the fourth round to add depth to a thin backfield that features only the 34-year-old Frank Gore, career backup Robert Turbin and undrafted second-year player Josh Ferguson. While it will be very difficult for Mack to unseat Gore ahead of Week 1, he likely has a legitimate shot to wrestle the No. 2 role from Turbin (while Ferguson focuses on his role as the team's primary kick returner), especially if he can prove himself in pass protection.
Howard, who joins the team as an undrafted free agent, brings a 6-foot-4, 221-pound frame and good hands to the table, but his subpar wheels hampered his draft stock. Indianapolis is fairly stacked at receiver, so Howard will need to be impressive in training camp in order to make it through final roster cuts.
Morrison played 49 of 67 snaps on defense as it looks like he'll get the bulk of playing time at inside linebacker while D'Qwell Jackson is out another three games after a PED suspension.
Jackson had a nice season for the Colts before being suspended for its final four games due to a violation of the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, racking up 78 combined tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles. The veteran inside linebacker would have been owed $5.5 million of non-guaranteed money in 2017 had the Colts kept him, so it is not necessarily surprising to see him released, especially taking the recent suspension into consideration. Jackson is now entering his eleventh season, but still appears to have plenty of gas left in the tank and should find himself on an NFL roster come September.
Williams was among 10 players cut loose Monday as the Colts opened up roster spots for the slew of undrafted rookies they signed over the weekend. The 26-year-old will try to latch on with another organization after appearing in 10 games with the Bills and Colts in 2016, logging four total tackles.
Edwards played in five games for the Colts this season after being claimed off waivers in mid-October, totaling four tackles and a sack in limited action. However, he's been inactive in each of the past two contests and appears to have fallen out of favor in Indianapolis. Fellow outside linebacker and second-year player Deiontrez Mount was signed in a corresponding move.
A third-round selection in the 2014 draft, Moncrief has flashed the potential to become an excellent sidekick for T.Y. Hilton, but a combination of injuries -- both his own and Andrew Luck's -- and general inconsistency has combined to slow his development and largely limited his impact to the red zone. Moncrief scored on 13 of his 94 receptions in 25 games over the past two seasons, but he produced only 11.1 yards per catch and 6.5 yards per target. Everything appeared to be in place for a breakout last season, when he instead suffered a fractured scapula in Week 2 and didn't return until Week 8. Moncrief then played through a hamstring injury for much of November and December, later missing Week 17 with another shoulder injury. There's still plenty of cause for optimism in the wake of what was essentially a lost season, as he's back to full health and locked in as the No. 2 wideout in what should be a high-powered passing attack. Boasting an elite combination of size and speed, Moncrief only needs one big season on his resume to cash in with a monster contract.
Doyle's status as the top dog was confirmed without question when the Colts traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots shortly after signing Doyle to a sizable three-year contract. The Indy offense has always made heavy use of tight ends with Andrew Luck under center, and the team is now left with just Erik Swoope behind Doyle on the depth chart. More help is likely coming through free agency and/or the draft, but everything is in place for Doyle to play a huge role in the Colts' 2017 passing game.
Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Tuesday that for now Luck will hold off on football-related activities, as the QB continues his rehab from January shoulder surgery. Meanwhile, no time-frame for when Luck might start throwing again has been outlined. Per Pagano, the next step "is getting (Luck) to the point where he can throw. And then there's going to be a number, a pitch count, on him, and he's going to have to continue to build from the ground floor up." As for training camp, Luck's level of participation has yet to be determined, though the current expectation remains that the Colts' franchise signal-caller should be ready to rock in advance of the team's Sept. 10 regular-season opener.
The severity of McGill's injury wasn't specified, but he will have ample time to recover from this issue in the offseason with the Colts out of playoff contention.
A versatile defender who can line up at both outside linebacker and defensive end, Sheard churned out 70 tackles and 13 sacks across 28 games for the Patriots the past two seasons. He'll now look to compete for a starting role with the Colts.
The team opted to waive linebacker Curt Maggitt in a corresponding move with the addition of Boyd. The 27-year-old played 26 career games, including four starts, in three seasons with the Packers. He tallied 43 tackles and one pass defensed in the process before ultimately being waived while recovering from an ankle injury. The Mississippi State product will look to compete for a spot on the Colts' final roster.
Gore, despite being 34 years old, is anticipated to receive around 16-to-18 carries per game, which could see him move into fifth all-time in rushing yards over the course of this season. However, with Robert Turbin coming off an impressive spring, and shifty rookie Marlon Mack also in tow, the Colts have alternatives to spare the veteran Gore on occasion. In 16 games last season, Gore averaged 3.9 yards per carry en route to 1,025 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and also caught 38 passes for 277 yards and four more scores.
Green sprained his shoulder in the final game of last season, but it doesn't look like an injury to be worried about for the 2017 season. Green will likely have a reserve role, but it's possible he could be pressed into more action with both Geathers (neck) and Hooker (hip/sports hernia) sidelined in the spring due to offseason surgery.
Griffey was waived on Monday after suffering an unspecified injury but reverts to the injured reserve list since he'd cleared waivers. Barring an injury settlement, he'll likely stay on IR all season.
T.Y Hilton and Donte Moncrief are locked in at the top, but with 2015 first-rounder Phillip Dorsett shaping up as a disappointment, the rest of the Indianapolis wideout depth chart should be up for grabs. Aiken had to settle for a one-year deal in the wake of a disappointing 2016 season, but he did catch 75 passes for 944 yards in 2015 while serving as Baltimore's No. 1 receiver for much of the year. The Andrew Luck-led Colts could give the 27-year-old a real shot to get his career back on track, as Moncrief's injury history and Dorsett's poor performance leave the team without reliable pass-catching options behind Hilton.
Stewart dominated the competition in the Southern Conference at Albany State. He was a three-time first-teamer in the Southern Conference and has good size at 6-foot-4, 334 pounds, but Stewart will have a learning curve at the next level as he adjusts to NFL competition. Stewart is a project with upside, but some may consider him a reach even at the bottom of the fourth round.
Langford was restricted to just 10 tackles in seven games last season due to lingering symptoms from surgery to repair damaged cartilage in his knee. Although the defensive end is still going through rehab, he guaranteed he'd be ready for camp, which would bode well for his availability ahead of the regular season. In his first season with the Colts in 2015, Langford tied for the team lead with seven sacks.
Tolzien turned in a solid effort in what was his first start in exactly three years, but a combination of factors helped derail any chances of a victory. The 29-year-old was victimized by drops on several occasions and also saw T.Y. Hilton go down with a back injury on a hit deep down the middle after a drop. Tolzien also came up short of the goal line on third-down scrambles on two separate occasions, and then couldn't connect with his receivers on the subsequent fourth-down play in either instance. Luck could well be back from the Colts' Week 13 road match-up versus the Jets, but if he's unable to be cleared in time, Tolzien certainly showed enough Thursday to be considered a fairly sneaky, albeit somewhat desperate, fantasy option against New York's vulnerable secondary with 10 days of prep time.
It isn't clear how much practice time Dorsett may have missed due to the hamstring injury but it doesn't sound particularly serious in any case. Furthermore, there hasn't been any word that his availability for training camp is in danger.
Mathis will play one final game Sunday against Jacksonville. He has four sacks this season and 122 career sacks along with five Pro Bowl appearances.
Michael suffered an injury during practice Wednesday and it appears as though it was at least mildly serious. Indianapolis signed running back Troymaine Pope to take the place of Michael on the current roster.
Walden had a career high 11 sacks as he became the clear leader of Indy's pass rush. His career year came at the right time as he's set to be a free agent. However, he never had six sacks prior to this year and was never seen as a pass rush specialist.
A 2012 third-round selection, Spence has started 19 of his 46 regular-season games, recording 144 tackles (100 solo) and five sacks. He's never locked down a role as an every-week starter, but he could get that opportunity with an Indianapolis team that has a clear weakness at inside linebacker.
Jackson took over as a starter at inside linebacker after several injuries and suspensions. He averaged 6.6 tackles per game over his last five games after getting more playing time and put himself in a position to contend for a starting job next season.
Basham (6-foot-4, 269 pounds) is a big, athletic edge prospect who has good upside at a position of need for Indianapolis. He logged a 4.7-second 40 at the Combine, adding a 119-inch broad jump, and he finished his final season at Ohio with 10.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.
It was Ferguson's first carries since Week 5 as he got some playing time late in a blowout win. Ferguson had a regular role in the passing game to begin the season (19 receptions in the first give games), but hasn't played much since with just one reception and no carries in his previous six games. It's not likely Monday's performance earns him a significant role like he had early in the season.
Mitchel has struggled with injuries throughout his young NFL career. In 2015 he missed the entire season due to a torn left labrum. The cornerback then suffered a hamstring injury in the Colts' third preseason game this past season, resulting in his release from the team. He was brought back to the practice squad in Week 8, so he has plenty of experience with the team's personnel.
The Colts had announced prior to the draft that Butler would stick at safety again in 2017, but the team's first-round selection of safety Malik Hooker may have changed those plans. Even if Butler ultimately ends up remaining a starting safety in name, the Colts will likely be flexible with how they use him. Expect Butler to also see some work as a slot corner in five- or six-defensive back sets.
Suspicion of Davis' game status grew after the corner logged a limited practice Thursday, but he ended the week with full sessions both Friday and Saturday. Barring a setback prior to kickoff, Davis will be ready to play.
Ayers played just 19 snaps, but his production could earn him more playing time.
George appeared in 15 games for the Buccaneers last season, but recorded just seven tackles. The Colts currently have a healthy corps of linebackers, but George figures to provide depth throughout training camp with a slight chance at making the team's final roster.
Wilson was sidelined during last week's OTAs due to a sore foot, but the 2017 second-rounder is back out on the practice field. He'll be competing for the No. 3 spot at cornerback behind starters Rashaan Melvin and Vontae Davis.
Mount (6-5, 249) is a 2015 sixth-rounder from Louisville who spent his rookie season with the Titans, but only lasted four games before landing on IR and was ultimately cut in August. He's resided on the Colts' practice squad since. Now on the active roster, he looks to provide depth at outside linebacker and contribute on special teams.
Simon joins his former division rival after spending the past three seasons in Houston. He recorded 51 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two pass deflections, and one forced fumble through 11 games with the Texans last season. Simon will now look to compete with Akeem Ayers and Curt Maggitt for a starting role at outside linebacker.
Head coach Chuck Pagano only revealed that Ridgeway is "on the mend", which doesn't make it sound as if the 2016 fourth-rounder is particularly close to making a full recovery. If Ridgeway is unable to take part in mandatory minicamp this month, his next opportunity to practice won't be until training camp starts up at the end of July.
Hunt has been a disappointment in the league since the Bengals selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft, but the native Estonian emerged as a serviceable run defender this past season, albeit in a limited role. Now in Indy, he merely projects to serve as depth along the defensive line.
Parry strained a pectoral muscle late last season, but it doesn't look like a worry for the 2017 season. However, Parry may face a suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with driving under the influence, criminal damage, auto theft, suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest in an incident in February in Scottsdale, Arizona. Parry pled guilty to one count of attempted unlawful means of transportation and one count of disorderly conduct. He still faces a DUI charge.
Vinatieri, playing at 43 years old the majority of the season, tied for the sixth-best field goal percentage in the league at 87.1 percent. He was one of the few kickers to not miss an extra point throughout the year, too, and was a fantastic 7-for-9 on kicks longer than 50 yards. Set to return for the Colts in 2017, Vinatieri is yet to show any signs of slowing down his Hall of Fame career.
Williams arrives in Indianapolis after the team traded tight end Dwayne Allen earlier this offseason. With only Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope remaining at the position, Williams adds depth to the Colts' options, even though his four-year totals of six receptions for 80 yards are rather uninspiring.