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Report: Colts cut wide receiver Tevaun Smith

NFL: Preseason-Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts had decisions to make when it came to their depth wide receivers, as Chester Rogers and Tevaun Smith both had impressive preseasons and Quan Bray is a return threat. Could they keep all three, meaning six wideouts in total? Or if not, who would they choose?

That answer has just become much clearer. According to the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder, the Colts have cut Tevaun Smith.

The move to cut Smith means that the Colts are surely going with Chester Rogers as the fourth receiver and Quan Bray as the fifth receiver, ultimately deciding that Bray’s return ability made him worth keeping around more than Smith’s receiving ability. Smith should be a prime candidate to make the team’s practice squad if he clears waivers.

Smith had an impressive training camp and preseason with the Colts, as he caught ten passes for 138 yards and two scores during preseason action. The problem for Smith was that Chester Rogers outplayed him, but that doesn’t mean that Smith wasn’t also impressive. I’m sure the Colts would love to keep him around on their practice squad, but it’s likely they just couldn’t find room on the roster to keep a sixth receiver.