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 defensive lineman Sterling Bailey.
Who is he?
The Colts signed Sterling Bailey as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia this offseason shortly after the NFL Draft concluded. During his collegiate career, Bailey played in 42 games (starting 19) and recorded 108 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and seven passes defensed. He won the Coaches’ Leadership Award from Georgia as a team captain during his senior season in 2015, playing in 13 games (starting ten) and recording 46 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack.
What is his role?
Entering the 2016 season, the Colts’ defensive line group looks to have the potential of being their best position group overall. They have Henry Anderson, Kendall Langford, David Parry, Arthur Jones, Hassan Ridgeway, Zach Kerr, and T.Y. McGill, among others. That’s good news for the Colts, but not for undrafted rookies like Sterling Bailey. Honestly, his best – and perhaps only – shot at making the roster will be if Anderson and Jones take longer than expected returning from injury.
What are his chances?
Considering the depth of the position group, Bailey’s chances at making the roster aren’t great.