The waiver period for players as part of yesterday's final roster cutdown ended today at noon, and the Indianapolis Colts were award two players: defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the Seahawks and guard Robert Myers from the Ravens.
McGill was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of NC State after taking part in their three-day rookie minicamp earlier this year. He's a 6-0, 299 pound lineman with solid athleticism, and from all indications he did a good job with the Seahawks. Even as recently as a few days ago, Field Gulls' Danny Kelly still projected him on the 53-man roster and said that McGill "has been great thus far" and can fill the three technique nicely. With the Colts really lacking for depth along the defensive line, it's no surprise to see them add help, and it sounds like McGill might be an interesting player who they might be able to work with.
Myers was a fifth round draft pick by the Ravens in this year's draft out of Tennessee State, and he is a 6-5, 330 pound guard. He sounds like a guy who was a prime practice squad candidate for the Ravens had he not been claimed. The Colts could use help along the interior of their offensive line as well, as Hugh Thornton is still likely to miss significant time with his knee injury. While Myers isn't the guy you want to stick in the starting lineup right now, he should at least give the team some nice depth.
Of course, these two moves also mean that the Colts will need to release two players who had initially made the 53-man roster to clear up space. I always feel the worst for those guys who make the roster but then are waived the next day, but that's the unfortunate reality of the NFL.
Also of note is that no Colts cuts were claimed on waivers, including wide receiver Duron Carter, so they should all be eligible for the practice squad should the Colts want to and be able to sign them there.