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Taking a look at the Colts' first (but not final) 53-man roster

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The Indianapolis Colts made several roster cuts to get their roster down to 53 players today, so see who made the cut for the first 53-man roster of the year.

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The Indianapolis Colts made several roster moves today at the 4:00 p.m. deadline to get their roster down to 53 players - the number that the roster will remain at until after the season is over.  The moves included a number of surprises, such as the release of Josh Chapman, Duron Carter, and Montori Hughes.

You can see the entire list here, but right now let's take a look at the players who made the roster.  Of course, we must also first note that this is not the final 53-man roster.  There are players who make the team today who will be cut tomorrow in favor of a player who another team released.  I always felt bad for those players the most, as they get excited about making the team only to be cut shortly thereafter, but that's the way it works in the NFL with roster cutdowns.  But with the knowledge in mind that the Colts will surely be adding help (probably for sure along the defensive line especially), let's take a look at the first 53-man roster for the team.

Quarterbacks (2): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck

Running Backs (5): Frank Gore, Boom Herron, Josh RobinsonTyler Varga, Vick Ballard

Wide Receivers (5): T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Griff Whalen

Tight Ends (3): Dwayne AllenCoby FleenerJack Doyle

Offensive Line (9): Anthony Castonzo, Lance Louis, Khaled Holmes, Todd Herremans, Jack Mewhort, Joe Reitz, Jonotthan Harrison, Hugh Thornton, Denzelle Good

Defensive Line (5): Kendall Langford, David Parry, Zach Kerr, Henry Anderson, Earl Okine

Outside Linebackers (5): Robert Mathis, Erik Walden, Trent Cole, Jonathan Newsome, Bjoern Werner

Inside Linebackers (5): Jerrell Freeman, D'Qwell Jackson, Nate Irving, Amarlo Herrera, Sio Moore

Cornerbacks (6): Vontae Davis, Greg Toler, Darius ButlerD'Joun SmithJalil Brown, Sheldon Price

Safeties (5): Mike Adams, Dwight Lowery, Clayton GeathersColt Anderson, Winston Guy

Special Teams (3): Pat McAfee, Adam Vinatieri, Matt Overton