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Colts 2016 player preview: Defensive lineman T.Y. McGill

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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 T.Y. McGill.

Who is he?

T.Y. McGill was originally signed as an undrafted free agent last offseason by the Seattle Seahawks out of North Carolina State, where he played in 49 games and started 21. During his collegiate career he recorded 131 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, and ten sacks, but the Seahawks waived him during final cuts after training camp and preseason wrapped up. The Colts claimed him off of waivers the following day and kept him on the active roster for the entire 2016 season. He played in 12 games, recording eleven tackles, three sacks, a safety, and a pass defensed. Though he didn’t play a ton and didn’t see significant action, he played well when he was called upon.

What is his role?

McGill played well enough in 2015 to warrant serious consideration for 2016, and he could play a legitimate role in the defensive line depth this season. The Colts have plenty of players at the position who will be looking to compete both for a roster spot and for playing time, such as Hassan Ridgeway and Zach Kerr, but T.Y. McGill seems to have a good chance at making the roster as a depth player as well.

What are his chances?

He’s got a good shot at making the roster as a depth defensive lineman.