Today is one of the worst days of the NFL year. On this day, the 32 NFL teams must trim their roster down from 75-players to 53-players, meaning a lot of guys will be out of a job after the 4:00 p.m. eastern deadline today.
The Colts have yet to make a single cut from their 75-man roster, as head coach Chuck Pagano said yesterday that they were still evaluating the roster and who to cut.
Here's some of the info you need as we await the Colts cuts:
- Here's the list of the players waived for the Colts to get from 90-players to 75-players: CB Johnny Adams, CB Qua Cox, G Andre Cureton, G Marcus Hall, CB Kameron Jackson, WR Nu'Keese Richardson, LB Jonathon Sharpe, S David Sims, WR Eric Thomas, WR Tony Washington, FB Cameron White. They also placed a few players on injured reserve.
- Starting tomorrow, teams can begin signing players to their practice squads. I reviewed the practice squad rules and eligibility for you, in case you were wondering.
Also, here is my final prediction for the 53 man roster (you can read in more detail hhere, which you'll especially want to do regarding Delano Howell):
QB (2): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck
RB (3): Trent Richardson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Dan Heron
FB (1): Mario Harvey
WR (5): T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks, Donte Moncrief, Griff Whalen
TE (3): Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, Jack Doyle
OL (10): Anthony Castonzo, Jack Mewhort, Khaled Holmes, Hugh Thornton, Gosder Cherilus, Joe Reitz, Xavier Nixon, Lance Louis, Jonotthan Harrison, Josh Walker
DL (6): Cory Redding, Arthur Jones, Josh Chapman, Ricky Jean Francois, Montori Hughes, Zach Kerr
OLB (4): Bjoern Werner, Erik Walden, Jonathan Newsome, Andy Studebaker [Robert Mathis after four game suspension]
ILB (5): Jerrell Freeman, D'Qwell Jackson, Josh McNary, Henoc Muamba, Kelvin Sheppard
CB (6): Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, Darius Butler, Josh Gordy, Marcus Burley, Loucheiz Purifoy
S (5): Mike Adams, LaRon Landry, Colt Anderson, Sergio Brown, Delano HowelL
[UPDATE 1, 12:46 p.m.:] The Colts have cut inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. We've got the news here.
[UPDATE 2, 2:01 p.m.:] The Colts have reportedly released safety Dewey McDonald. We've got it covered.
[UPDATE 3, 3:42 p.m.] - the Colts have gotten their roster down to 53-players. See the moves here.