Guess The 2013 Colts 53-Man Roster: Week One Training Camp Edition

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Stampede Blue's editor takes another stab at guessing who will make the 53-man roster once preseason ends.

We're a week into training camp, and already reserve nose tackle Brandon McKinney has been placed on IR, Khaled Holmes re-injured his ankle, and Greg Toler has a concussion. No matter. My initial projection for the 53-man roster remains mostly intact with a few slight adjustments here and there.

Below is my new projection.

Note: This list is going to change, like, A LOT over the next few weeks.

QB: Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, Chandler Harnish

RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, Vick Ballard, Kerwynn Williams*

FB: Stanley Havili

WR: Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey, T.Y. Hilton, Griff Whalen, [New Player]

TE: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Justice Cunningham*

OT: Anthony Castonzo, Gosder Cherilus, Jeff Linkenbach, Emmett Cleary*

OG: Donald Thomas, Hugh Thornton*, Mike McGlynn

OC: Samson Satele, Khaled Holmes*

NT: Aubrayo Franklin, Josh Chapman

DE: Ricky Jean Francois, Cory Redding, Montori Hughes*, Drake Nevis

OLB: Robert Mathis, Bjoern Werner*, Erik Walden, Lawrence Sidbury, Caesar Rayford*, C.O. Prime*

ILB: Jerrell Freeman, Kelvin Sheppard, Kavell Conner, Josh McNary^

CB: Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, Darius Butler, Cassius Vaughn, Teddy Williams, Sheldon Price*

S: LaRon Landry, Antoine Bethea, Joe Lefeged, Delano Howell

K: Adam Vinatieri

P: Pat McAfee

L: Matt Overton

* Rookie

^ First-year player

Notes:

  • The first week of camp did nothing to dissuade me from believing both Delone Carter and Donald Brown will not make the 53-man roster.
  • The more I review camp notes and talk to people, the more I think the Colts will release LaVon Brazill and sign someone who is not currently on the team to take his place at wide receiver.
  • Whalen has had a great week of camp, and, barring a terrible performance or injury in preseason, has locked down a roster spot on the 53.
  • Ben Ijalana is working exclusively with the No. 3 offense while Cleary is working with the second unit. Thus, Cleary in, Ijalana out.
  • If I were making the roster decisions, Mike McGlynn would not be on the present 90-man roster, let alone the 53-man one.
  • The Colts cut C.O. Prime earlier this week, then rescinded their waiver move and retained him. They like Prime. Rayford has had a good week of camp too.
  • Josh McNary is being utilized as a ILB at camp.
  • Pat Angerer gets cut. He simply can't stay healthy.
  • Teddy Williams is currently the No. 1 corner on the second unit defense.
  • John Boyett likely will start the season on PUP or IR. Delano Howell (yet another Stanford grad) has impressed at camp this week.

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?

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