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Colts 2016 player preview: Safety Stefan McClure

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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 Stefan McClure.

Who is he?

The Colts signed safety Stefan McClure as an undrafted free agent out of Cal this offseason, adding him to the mix to compete at the position.  During his career at Cal, he played in 37 games (starting 28) and recorded 165 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, and three fumble recoveries (one of which he returned for a score).  He is the only player in school history to be named a captain for three seasons, and was honored during his career at Cal for a player who displayed sportsmanship, a good attitude, and a good performance in the classroom as well.  The biggest red flag with McClure is his injury history, but his athleticism and potential at safety are worth noting.

What is his role?

The Colts will be looking for someone to step up at safety behind Mike Adams, Clayton Geathers, and T.J. Green to earn the number four safety spot (which will likely depend significantly on special teams play as well).  McClure is a player who still has plenty of room to improve and is someone to keep an eye on in training camp, as if he can make an impact on special teams and show the Colts that he's worth keeping around for depth purposes there's a roster spot open.  Like all undrafted free agents, McClure's shots at making the roster are very uncertain and perhaps even unlikely, but there's a spot open if he impresses.

What are his chances?

He faces an uphill climb toward making the roster, but there's a safety spot open if McClure stays healthy.