After spending much of the regular season on the P.U.P. list, and another two weeks rehabbing after getting removed from P.U.P., Colts rookie Justin Anderson was waived yesterday. The 7th round pick out of Georgia either could not get himself healthy enough to play, or the Colts simply felt they had better options along the offensive line.
Interesting thing about this move is that Anderson was officially activated November 19th. The next day, he gets waived. Weird.
Anderson is the second 7th round pick from the 2012 draft released by the Colts this season. They had three picks in that round, including using one on linebacker Tim Fugger, whom they placed on the waived-injured list in late August.
It's possible Anderson could land on the Colts practice squad. A spot opened up on that list when the team
promoted released running back Alvester Alexander yesterday.
With rookie tight end Kyle Miller released from the active roster as well, this leaves the Colts with one open spot on the 53-man team. Donnie Avery is recovering from a concussion sustained during the Colts blowout loss to the Patriots last week. It's possible Indy could rope in another receiver. Currently, Reggie Wayne, LaVon Brazill, TY Hilton, and Nathan Palmer are the only active receivers. Brazill, Hilton, and Palmer are all rookies.
Equally thin is the defensive backfield. Teddy Williams, who was promoted from the practice squad just prior to the Patriots game, was injured on Sunday. The extent of his injury is undetermined as interim head coach Bruce Arians gave no follow-up information on Williams during his Monday presser.
If Williams is out, and if Vontae Davis has to sit for yet another week with a knee injury, this leaves the Colts with only Darius Butler, Cassius Vaughn, and Josh Gordy to play corner.
Basically, look for the Colts to sign a wideout or a corner this week.
[UPDATE]: OK, this is a crew-up on my part, and it's because I got confused on how many roster spots were opened after the Colts activated Justin Anderson and then cut him. Alvester Alexander was simply waived from the practice squad, not promoted. Anderson's release opened one spot on the Colts roster. That spot has now been filled by the return of Dominique Jones. - Brad