Colts release unknown corner and replace him with equally unknown corner two days before facing Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Green was activated from the practice squad just two-and-a-half weeks ago. Now, he's gone. Remember what Ryan Grigson told Dan Dakich yesterday? Yeah, me too. Maybe Green will land back on the practice squad. If he doesn't, he might be "a leper" now.
This is an interesting move because, earlier this week, starting corner Jerraud Powers was placed on injured reserve. Vontae Davis, the other starter at corner, was ruled OUT on Wednesday. This is the third straight week Davis has missed a game.
This meant that the Colts were going to Foxborough with only four healthy corners, Green being one of them.
Green's roster spot was filled by corner Teddy Williams. The Colts promoted Williams from the practice squad, the same squad they promoted Green from back on October 29th. So, the Colts are still going to Foxborough with only four healthy corners: Darius Butler, Cassius Vaughn, Josh Gordy, and this Teddy Williams dude.
If there is an injury, it might force the Colts to play Sergio Brown at corner. Brown's natural position is safety, and the last time Brown had to play corner, this happened:
To not give Brown too much of a hard time, he is a pretty decent safety and one of the better special teams players on the roster. Just like Darius Butler, Brown used to be a starter with the Patriots. Last season, he was New England's starting strong safety, earning 37 combined tackles and a pick. Brown was cut by the Patriots following their fourth preseason game this season. The Colts claimed him off waivers.
Teddy Williams did not play football in college, but was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 because they liked his speed.
Side note: That totally sounds like a Jerry Jones move, doesn't it?
Like Brown in New England, Williams did not survive the 53-man roster cutdown in Dallas this season. He was cut August 31st, and eventually went on to play in the "doomsday" league that Ryan Grigson also refers to as "the UFL." Grigson signed Williams to the practice squad back on October 29th, the same day the team promoted Green from that same practice squad.
Green previously played for the Arizona Cardinals, where he liked to wear "Flash" tee-shirts under his red jersey (see attached photo if you don't believe me).