The Indianapolis Colts today released safety Winston Guy from their 53-man roster. No corresponding move has yet been announced, meaning that the team has an open roster spot.
Guy has been a key depth safety for the Colts with all the injuries at the position, and he also played a notable on special teams. He played in both games so far this season, recording four tackles. On Sunday against the Broncos, he was in on over 50% of the defensive snaps. He’s had to play because of necessity, as Clayton Geathers and T.J. Green have both been dealing with injuries. It’s a bit strange that the Colts would choose to release Guy now, with Geathers and Green both recovering from injuries. It sounds like the Colts are optimistic that the two can be back maybe even this Sunday, and that would go along with Mike Adams at safety as a starter and Matthias Farley - who the team does seem to like - as a backup. So the Colts still would have four safeties if Geathers and Green return, making Guy expendable. Perhaps, with uncertainty surrounding Donte Moncrief’s injury status, the Colts may be looking at a wide receiver addition to help the depth (which, if Moncrief misses time, would see Chester Rogers and Quan Bray as the third and fourth wideouts).
In his career, Guy has played in 34 games (starting five) and has recorded 43 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, and 15 special teams stops. He has played with the Colts since 2014, but before that was a member of the Seattle Seahawks (2012) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-2014). Again, the move is a bit strange (especially with no corresponding move announced yet), but hopefully it means good things for the health of Clayton Geathers and T.J. Green.