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Colts 2016 player preview: Outside linebacker Curt Maggitt

NCAA Football: Missouri at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 (TODAY!) 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 outside linebacker Curt Maggitt.

Who is he?

The Colts signed Curt Maggitt as an undrafted free agent this offseason out of Tennessee, where he played in 35 games and started 12 of them. He recorded 141 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and one pass defensed. He was even included in the first round of a way-too-early 2016 mock draft before his senior season, but his draft stock plummeted as he missed all but two games in 2015 due to a hip injury and was also accused of punching a teammate in the locker room. That led to him going undrafted, but the Colts signed him quickly. Maggitt told the Indianapolis Star earlier this offseason that he saw the Colts’ depth chart at outside linebacker and that it played a factor in him signing with Indy.

What is his role?

When it comes to the Colts’ outside linebacker position, they are desperate for younger talent to develop. Seventh round draft pick Trevor Bates, converted defensive lineman Earl Okine, and undrafted free agents Curt Maggitt and Ron Thompson are the guys who are looking to earn a spot as a developmental guy, and it’s very likely that one or two of them will end up making the roster. Maggitt is a very talented player to consider, and if he can get healthy enough to compete in training camp and preseason he would figure to have a good chance.

What are his chances?

Considering the fact that the Colts are desperate for pass rushers, Curt Maggitt has a real shot.