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Colts 2016 player preview: Defensive lineman Zach Kerr

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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 defensive lineman Zach Kerr.

Who is he?

Zach Kerr is entering his third season with the Colts since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Delaware. During his two seasons with the Colts, Kerr has played in 24 games and has started four of them, recording 45 tackles, three sacks, two passes defensed, and a forced fumble. Last year, Kerr started four games for the team while playing in 12 of them as he took on a larger role.

What is his role?

We have talked a lot this offseason about how the defensive line position has a chance to be one of the strongest and deepest on the roster, and a key part of that depth is Zach Kerr. He won’t crack the starting lineup unless there’s an injury, but that doesn’t mean that his role isn’t important. He’s a good situational player who can rotate in with other linemen and give the Colts reliable play up front. That’s something that every team needs, and the Colts have several solid depth pieces in Kerr, T.Y. McGill, Hassan Ridgeway, and others. He’s listed as a nose tackle on the roster, the only one listed as such on the roster - though David Parry is the starter. Kerr will likely be the backup to Parry at the nose tackle spot this season.

What are his chances?

Kerr will very likely make the roster and could play a key depth role along the defensive line.