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Colts cut corner Thad Turner, sign Marcus McCauley

Just as the Colts second night-time scrimmage of their 2010 training camp ended this evening, ESPN's Paul Kuharsky Tweeted that the team released undrafted rookie corner Thad Turner and, essentially, replaced him by signing veteran defensive back Marcus McCauley, recently of the Washington Redskins.

Interesting note on McCauley: He was part of last year's New Orleans Saints team that beat the Colts in Super Bowl 44, though he was not a member of the team when they played in Miami. He was signed by them in December last year and then was released roughly three weeks later.

McCauley is in his third year out of Fresno State. He's bounced around the league a lot in three years, playing for the Vikings, Buccaneers, Redskins, and Saints.

At 6'1, 206 pounds, he's bigger than most corners the Colts typically bring in or draft. On SB Nation's player page for McCauley, he's described as a "backup cornerback with starter tools." The positives with him are he's big and can run with anyone. If the Colts are looking to play more man-to-man, McCauley can do the job. His negatives are his lack of consistency, and because of this he gets burned a bit too much.

Unlike the recently released Turner, McCauley offers a bit more experience. He hasn't really played since 2008, and his best (and most productive) season was his rookie year in 2007. He started nine games that year, and recorded 64 tackles and 10 passes defended.

According to GoBigBlue88, McCauley was at the evening practice tonight.

Tip to ColtsBraZil