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Colts 2016 player preview: Safety Andrew Williamson

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The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason.  To pass the time until camp, we're taking a look at every player on the Colts' 90-man roster.  Today, we're looking at safety Andrew Williamson.

Who is he?

Andrew Williamson played in 47 career games at Vanderbilt before signing with the Colts as an undrafted free agent this offseason.  He started 19 of those games and finished his collegiate career with 135 tackles, six tackles for loss, a sack, eight passes defensed, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and an interception.  He also saw some time on special teams, which could help his chances with the Colts.  As a senior in 2015, he started ten games and recorded 41 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and four passes defensed.

What is his role?

Outside of Mike Adams, the Colts are very unproven at safety.  Clayton Geathers will start, while T.J. Green will likely fill a primary backup role.  At the fourth safety spot, the Colts will want a guy who can contribute on special teams while providing key depth -€” which could be more important considering the youth of the position.   Winston Guy, Dezmen Southward, and undrafted free agents Andrew Williamson and Stefan McClure will compete for that fourth spot, and just like it is for almost every other undrafted player, Williamson isn't considered the favorite among that group.  That designation would likely go to Winston Guy, but at the same time it's important to note that there's a spot for the taking at safety.  If Williamson impresses a lot in training camp and preseason while showing the ability to also contribute on special teams, there's a roster spot open for him.

What are his chances?

He's a long shot, but there's a spot open at safety if he impresses.