FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 4: Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots battles for a pass against the defense of Chris Rucker #36 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Not long after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones publicly told everyone that he will not trade disgruntled corner Mike Jenkins no matter what draft compensation is offered, the Indianapolis Colts (who have reportedly pushed HARD to acquire Jenkins in recent weeks) claimed cornerback Korey Lindsey off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.
It make room for Lindsey, the Colts kicked safety Micah Pellerin to the curb.
In case you have no idea who Korey Lindsey is (because I certainly didn't when I saw the name), he was selected in the seventh round in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he kind of sucked in preseason last year, and was released by the Bengals on Sept. 3. The Cardinals claimed him off waivers after that.
NFP's Wes Bunting ranked Lindsey as the 21st best corner in the 2011 NFL Draft (via Blogging The Boys):
Possesses solid height for the position, but looks thin and narrow in the lower half and doesn't play real physical in the run game. Showcases a willingness to attack the line and sniff out the ball carrier. But is more of a drag down guy, takes decent angles, but doesn't always see what he hits, tends more so to launch himself at the ball carrier and will fall off tacklers easily at times.
Impression: Possesses good but not great size/speed attributes, but he does a nice job finding the football and making plays on the throw in the pass game. Is raw in his drop and gets fidgety in his drop, but has some natural fluidity and bend and should be able to clean himself up quickly. Looks more like an off/zone corner though.
"Off/zone corner" won't work for the Colts new 3-4 scheme. Unless Lindsey can play man-to-man, he's just a warm "camp body."
Still, this is the Colts third reported move to upgrade the corner position in as many weeks. They traded for Cassius Vaughn, and Ryan Grigson is apparently willing to give up anything but a first round pick for Mike Jenkins.