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 safety Winston Guy.
Who is he?
Winston Guy is entering his third season with the Colts as a depth safety. He was originally signed drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Kentucky by the Seattle Seahawks, and he then made the team as a rookie. He appeared in just two games in 2012, however, and was waived during the final roster cutdowns in 2013. The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed him off of waivers the next day and he played in 14 games for the team in 2013, starting two. The following season, Guy played in the first four games and started three of them before being released in late September. A few days later, the Colts signed him to their practice squad, where he remained for the rest of the year. The Colts reportedly sold Guy on their long-term plans with him in the mix, and he would up making the roster in 2015. He played in twelve games for the team last year and was signed to a reserve/futures contract following the end of the regular season. In his career, Guy has appeared in 32 games and has started five of them (all with the Jaguars), recording 49 tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed, and a forced fumble. With the Colts last year, his main role was to contribute on special teams as he didn't see much time with the defense in games.
What is his role?
The role for Winston Guy entering the 2016 season appears to be very similar to the one he had in 2015. The Colts have the starters in place in Mike Adams and Clayton Geathers, while they also have this year's second round pick in T.J. Green to provide depth. Green can and will contribute on special teams, and that will be something the Colts are looking for in the other depth safety as well. They do seem to like Guy, so it seems like he's the favorite to win the fourth safety spot. There are a couple of undrafted rookies and then guys like Dezmen Southward who could also look to compete, but Guy's experience with the team and contributions on special teams could help him gain the edge.
What are his chances?
Guy is competing for a depth safety spot and seems to be the early favorite to win the number four position.