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 tackle Jeremy Vujnovich.
Who is he?
Jeremy Vujnovich played college football at Louisiana College, where he played in 29 games and started 28. He went undrafted in 2013 and the Green Bay Packers brought him in on a tryout basis, though they didn’t sign him. The following year, the Packers signed him in January and he spent the offseason, training camp, and preseason with the team before being cut. He obviously impressed to a certain extent, however, as Green Bay signed him to their practice squad the next day and kept him on the practice squad for the entirety of the 2014 season. They signed him to a reserve/future contract after the season and he once again spent the offseason, camp, and preseason with the Packers before once again being cut – only to once again be signed to the practice squad, where he remained for the entire 2015 season. He signed a reserve/future deal with the Packers again earlier this offseason, though they released him shortly after the draft. The Colts signed him three days later.
What is his role?
Vujnovich has spent two years on the Packers practice squad and has worked with them extensively on development, so he’s a guy that’s worth taking a chance on for the Colts. As with most of these signings, they at least provide camp bodies while the team hopes a couple of them will show enough to make the team. The Colts can always use more depth along the offensive line so if Vujnovich impresses there may be a spot open. He still faces an uphill battle, but he’s worth having around in camp.
What are his chances?
Not great, but it will be interesting to see what he can show in preseason after working with the Colts’ coaching staff some more.