Another Early Guess As To The 2011 Colts Week One Depth Chart

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 13: Jeff Saturday #63 and Robert Mathis #98 of the Indianapolis Colts look on before the NFL preseason game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome on August 13, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

This is another early guess as to what the 53-man roster will be for Week One. Keep in mind, for these guesses, I'm tossing out there what I think the 53 should be, not what I think Chris Polian will do. Trying to guess what the Polians will do is an exercise in futility. It will also drive you insane and make you hate the cruel game that is life.

Last week's guess is here.

If you agree, disagree, or partly agree or disagree with a few tweaks, comment away. For now, here's another very early guess as to the 2011 Colts 53 man roster.

QB: Peyton Manning, Dan Orlovsky 

RB: Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Devin Moore

WR: Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Free Agent*

TE: Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, Brody Eldridge, Justin Snow

LT: Anthony Castonzo, Jeff Linkenbach

LG: Joe Reitz, Jacques McClendon

OC: Jeff Saturday, Jake Kirkpatrick

RG: Kyle DeVan, Josh Beekman

RT: Ryan Diem, Ben Ijalana

Defense after jump...

RE: Dwight Freeney, Jerry Hughes

NT: Antonio Johnson, Ricardo Mathews, Free Agent**

UT: Fili Moala, Drake Nevis, Tommie Harris

LE: Robert Mathis, Jamaal Anderson

WILL: Kavell Conner, Ernie Sims

MIKE: Gary Brackett, Adrian Moten

SAM: Pat Angerer, Philip Wheeler

CB: Jerraud Powers, Kevin Thomas, Chris Rucker

CB: Kelvin Hayden, Justin Tryon, Jacob Lacey

FS: Antoine Bethea, Free Agent****

SS: Melvin Bullitt, Joe Lefeged

P: Pat McAfee

K: Adam Vinatieri

Kick return is Devin Moore. Punt returns are Free Agent WR.


*Someone like T.J. Houshmandzadeh here.

**I still think a veteran nose tackle is needed. Last year, the Colts entered Week One with only one nose tackle listed. It was disaster. If they do that again those year, the Texans will clobber them, again.

***I don't know if the Colts have seen anyone they like so far at FS. I know I haven't. Thus, after cutdown day, the Colts sign a vet here.


Other notes are Curtis Painter and Mike Pollak cut. This probably won't happen because pride and ego often factor into the roster than objective evaluation, but I can dream. Painter and Pollak do not deserve roster spots. They are bad football players, and anyone who argues otherwise is likely on the Colts payroll.

I think Adrian Moten might have unseated Cody Glenn.

I think the Colts will now re-sign Kelvin Hayden.

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Please discuss.

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