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Latest 53-Man Roster Guess and Projected First Cuts

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Projecting the 53-man roster, as well as the team's first cuts on Tuesday, August 27.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the Colts 2-1 in the preseason and coming off another very impressive win against the Browns, let's take a look at my latest 53-man roster projection. Adding another twist to this one, however, is that I also project the team's first cuts that are due by this Tuesday, August 27. Discuss amongst yourselves this list that, really, is sure to be wrong.

Note: Bold indicates a new player on my 53-man projection. For a comparison with my last one, check it out here.

Latest 53-Man Roster Projection:

Quarterback: Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck

Running Back: Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw, Donald Brown, Kerwynn Williams

Fullback: Stanley Havili

Wide Receiver: Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey, T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill, Griff Whalen

Tight End: Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, Justice Cunningham

Offensive Tackle: Anthony Castonzo, Gosder Cherilus, Joe Reitz

Offensive Guard: Donald Thomas, Mike McGlynn, Hugh Thornton, Jeff Linkenbach

Offensive Center: Samson Satele, Khaled Holmes**

Defensive End/Tackle: Cory Redding, Ricky Jean Francois, Fili Moala, Montori Hughes, Drake Nevis

Nose Tackle: Aubrayo Franklin, Josh Chapman

Outside Linebacker: Erik Walden, Robert Mathis, Bjoern Werner, Caesar Rayford

Inside Linebacker: Jerrell Freeman, Pat Angerer, Kavell Conner, Kelvin Sheppard, Mario Harvey

Cornerback: Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, Darius Butler, Cassius Vaughn, Allen Chapman, Marshay Green

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

Kicker: Adam Vinatieri

Punter: Pat McAfee

Long Snapper: Matt Overton

Projected First Cutdown to 75 Players (Due Tuesday, August 27 by 4:00 PM eastern time):

* Remember, this isn't always about cutting the 15 worst players, but also about cutting guys who aren't as "needed" on Thursday as others. If a position doesn't have much depth, those players might not be cut now even though, looking at the 15 worst guys, they probably should be. Just an important note to consider.

  • Brandon McManus, kicker
  • Maurice Williams, wide receiver
  • Lanear Sampson, wide receiver
  • Teddy Williams, cornerback
  • Daxton Swanson, safety
  • Sheldon Price, cornerback
  • Johnny Adams, cornerback
  • Daniel Adongo, outside linebacker
  • C.O. Prime, linebacker
  • Shawn Loiseau, outside linebacker
  • Lee Ziemba, offensive tackle
  • Danous Estenor, offensive guard
  • Kellen Heard, defensive tackle
  • Thomas Austin, offensive guard
  • Jeremy Kelley, wide receiver