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 Ricky Lumpkin.
Who is he?
Earlier this offseason, the Colts brought defensive lineman Ricky Lumpkin in on a reserve/future contract. He’s been in the league for a few years, as the Arizona Cardinals originally signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011 out of Kentucky, where he played in 44 games and started 29. He spent most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons on the Cardinals’ practice squad, though he was promoted to their active roster late in the 2012 season and played in one game. He was with the Cardinals in the 2013 offseason, training camp, and preseason, but he was then released. Midway through the season, Lumpkin was signed by the Oakland Raiders to their practice squad, and he later was promoted to their active roster (playing in one game that season). He once again spent time on the Raiders practice squad to begin the 2014 season before he was signed to the active roster in mid-November, where he remained for the rest of the year (playing in five games). They ultimately waived him during final roster cuts in 2015, after which he went unsigned until the Colts added him this offseason. In his NFL career, Lumpkin has played in seven games and has recorded ten tackles and a sack.
What is his role?
It’s the same story for Ricky Lumpkin as it is for several other defensive linemen on the Colts’ roster: he faces tough odds to make the roster because of the depth at the position. With Henry Anderson, Kendall Langford, David Parry, Arthur Jones, Hassan Ridgeway, Zach Kerr, and T.Y. McGill all on the roster, among others, there’s obviously not much room for anyone else to win a spot. Because of that, Lumpkin is unlikely to make the team.
What are his chances?
He’s a long shot because of the depth along the defensive line.