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Colts 2015 Player Profile: Outside Linebacker Cody Galea

The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on August 1 with a 90-man roster, and we'll be taking a look at every single player on the roster (though it obviously will change some) as we approach camp. Today, we look at outside linebacker Cody Galea.

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Shortly before the 2015 NFL Draft concluded, the Indianapolis Colts, just like every other team, quickly got to work signing undrafted free agents.  One such player the Colts signed was San Diego State outside linebacker Cody Galea.

Galea (6-3, 252 pounds) ended his career at San Diego State by starting the final 35 games in a row.  He played defensive end for much of his first few years before moving to outside linebacker, but his role remained close to the same.  During his career, he recorded 114 tackles (15.5 tackles for loss), 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.  He had a very successful senior year, as he set career highs in tackles (50), tackles for loss (6.5), sacks (three), and forced fumbles (two).  He played as a weak side defender and did a solid job of setting the edge, while also providing some pass rush as well.

Galea is with the Colts at a position that seems to have quite a few talented players.  Robert Mathis, Trent Cole, Jonathan Newsome, and Erik Walden appear to be locks to make the team, while Bjoern Werner also stands a good chance despite his struggles.  Daniel Adongo and Cam Johnson also occupy spots at the outside linebacker position for the Colts.  The thing that Galea might have going for him is that he is better at setting the edge, while a number of the players the Colts have at the position are better rushing the passer.  If Galea can really develop that then he might be able to have a chance to make the roster, but ultimately the position looks too crowded with other players that Cody Galea might be one of the odd men out.  If he has an impressive training camp and preseason, however, there's a chance he could wind up on the practice squad to continue working.