The Colts made a curious move today in so much as the move involved a roster position that is in a state of flux: Center. Today, Indianapolis released fourth-year center Thomas Austin. Austin had been on the team's practice squad last season, but he was promoted to the active roster for one game. Prior to joining the Colts, he played in four games for the Panthers in 2012, starting in one.
Releasing Austin is interesting in that he literally was the only center on the team with any experience starting an actual NFL game. Assumed 2014 starter Khaled Holmes has never started, and he only participated in four games last season, mostly as a third tight end or guard. The other two listed centers on the roster - Jonotthan Harrison and FN Lutz (yes, that's his actual name) - are undrafted rookies.
Lutz himself was signed just six days ago.
The move to cut Austin comes months after the team parted ways with veteran Samson Satele. The Colts signed Phil Costa in March to compete with Holmes for the starting job, but Costa retired one month after signing a two-year contract.
Taking Austin's spot on the 90-man roster is, a 6'4, 197 lbs receiver who was actually signed by the team in May before being released.