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Indy Star: Colts Waive Mike Newton and Colin Cloherty UPDATED

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Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts have cut safety Mike Newton and tight end Colin Cloherty. Both players looked impressive in training camp, but when 'the light were on' they underwhelmed in preseason.

Speaking of underwhelming in the preseason, the Star had a pretty funny Tweet when they announced that Curtis Painter had won the back-up quarterback job despite playing poorly in comparison to Tom Brandstater, who was released today:

Can you hear the groaning yet? #Colts waive Brandstater, which means Painter remains backup QB.

[UPDATE]: For those that care, multiple reports saying Matt Leinart and T.J. Houshmandzadeh were cut by Cardinals and Seahawks, respectively.