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Report: Colts cut defensive lineman Sterling Bailey

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The cuts keep coming for the Indianapolis Colts, as the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts have cut defensive lineman Sterling Bailey.

It’s the second reported defensive lineman cut so far for the Colts today, as NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier today that the team cut Kelcy Quarles. The fact that the Colts cut both Bailey and Quarles could suggest that they’re content going with Kendall Langford, Henry Anderson, David Parry, Zach Kerr, T.Y. McGill, and Hassan Ridgeway along the defensive line even with health questions about Langford and Anderson. It’s always possible they will be monitoring the waiver wire as well, while another option could be having Earl Okine (an outside linebacker but converted defensive lineman) be an emergency depth guy for the defensive line as well. As for Bailey, he did some good things this preseason, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him wind up on the Colts’ practice squad.

Bailey was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia this offseason by the Colts. He played in 42 collegiate games (starting 19) and recorded 108 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and seven passes defensed.