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Third Guess As To The Colts 2011 53-Man Roster

'Guys, look here! BBS says none of us will make the team!' (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
'Guys, look here! BBS says none of us will make the team!' (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Pardon me this morning if I don't immediately write about this Brett Favre silliness. I kind of had a plan for today's coverage, and I'm not going to stop it just because Colts owner Jim Irsay is goofing off on Twitter.

Speaking of goofing off, I re-evaluated the Colt roster this weekend and I now have my third guess as to what the 53-man roster will be. Just FYI: Rosters must get cutdown to 80 in one week.

Below are my estimated 53. If you agree, disagree, or partly agree or disagree with a few tweaks, comment away.

QB: Peyton Manning, Unsigned Veteran

RB: Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Delone Carter, Javarris James

WR: Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Free Agent*

TE: Dallas Clark, Jacob Tamme, Brody Eldridge, Justin Snow

LT: Anthony Castonzo, Michael Toudouze

LG: Joe Reitz, Jacques McClendon

OC: Jeff Saturday, Jake Kirkpatrick

RG: Ryan Diem, Kyle DeVan

RT: Jeff Linkenbach, Ben Ijalana

Defense after jump...

RE: Dwight Freeney, Jerry Hughes

NT: Antonio Johnson, Ricardo Mathews, Ollie Ogbu

UT: Fili Moala, Drake Nevis, Tyler Brayton

LE: Robert Mathis, Jamaal Anderson

WILL: Kavell Conner, Ernie Sims

MIKE: Gary Brackett, Adrian Moten

SAM: Pat Angerer, Philip Wheeler

CB: Jerraud Powers, Kevin Thomas, Chris Rucker

CB: Kelvin Hayden, Justin Tryon, Jacob Lacey

FS: Antoine Bethea, Free Agent**

SS: Melvin Bullitt, Joe Lefeged

P: Pat McAfee

K: Adam Vinatieri

Kick returns are Free Agent WR. Punt returns are Joe Lefeged.


As you can see, I still have Kelvin Hayden listed because I think he will re-sign with Indy. Tommie Harris is gone. I've watched Ollie Ogbu close, and he offers more now than Harris. Heck, Tyler Brayton offers more than Harris, and unlike Harris, Brayton can play three spots on the d-line. I was almost inclined to cut Jamaal Anderson, but I still think he can make the roster over Eric Foster. Anderson is a better DE than Foster, and Foster is simply not needed anymore as a pass rushing DT because of Drake Nevis.

I think Blair White gets IRed, or starts 2011 on PUP.