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Colts 2016 player preview: Tight end Darion Griswold

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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 tight end Darion Griswold.

Who is he?

The Colts signed Darion Griswold as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State this offseason shortly after the draft ended. During his tenure at Arkansas State, Griswold played in 50 games and caught 65 passes for 892 yards and nine touchdowns – numbers that aren’t incredibly impressive but at the same time not entirely indicative of his skills as a tight end either. In 2015, he caught just 13 passes for 187 yards and two scores in 13 games, but Griswold was underutilized in the offense (like Dwayne Allen was with the Colts last year) and has the size (6-5, 264 pounds) to make him an intriguing player.

What is his role?

The third tight end spot for Indianapolis is wide open. Obviously it’s Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle as the top two on the depth chart, but the third spot will be a legitimate competition in training camp and preseason. Erik Swoope is returning for another year in what could be a ‘make or break’ camp, while undrafted free agent Mike Miller could also make a push for the spot. So there’s certainly room on the roster for Darion Griswold if he has an impressive performance in camp and preseason, as he could wind up as the number three tight end. It’s not guaranteed and perhaps not even likely, but there’s a very real chance.

What are his chances?

It’s anybody’s guess as to how the number three tight end spot will wind up, so Griswold has a legitimate shot.