The waiver claim process is ending today and with many teams expected to be busy, it could be one of the wildest waiver claim periods ever.
The Colts are expected to be active, so here are a list of players I believe the Colts should at least look at when deciding who to put a waiver claim on. You'll see that I favor experience and consistency as the Colts are a young team and need more veteran leadership.
Josh Andrews — Offensive Guard
Andrews was an experienced backup offensive guard for the Eagles and the Colts are thin and young inside. Targeting a player like Andrews adds a reliable backup to the interior offensive line group.
Khalif Barnes — Offensive Tackle
Barnes had a couple good seasons with the Raiders, and while his play has dropped off, he's still worth a look as the Colts are thin at offensive tackle.
Riley Bullough — Inside Linebacker
I've been bitten by the Hard Knocks bug, but from what I saw on the show, Bullough is a leader and a hard working player. The Colts need those type of players on special teams and he could serve as a reliable backup on defense.
Austin Carr — Receiver
The Colts should consider looking at one of Jacoby Brissett's top weapons in the preseason. Carr had a great preseason and could serve as a very good slot receiver.
Alex Collins — Running Back
If the Colts are looking for a hard-nosed running back, then Alex Collins is one of the best available on the market. He was cut purely because of numbers not because of ability. He is definitely an NFL-caliber player. He is a one-dimensional player, but if the Colts want a real bruiser, then Collins is worth a look.
Matt Darr — Punter
Are the Colts comfortable with Rigoberto Sanchez? Darr was just waived by the Dolphins and has two good (especially his rookie year) seasons under his belt. He could be the safer play.
Wallace Gilberry — Defensive End
Gilberry has a lot of experience, albeit in another system, but he was a consistent player for years with the Bengals. He is a 9-year veteran in the NFL, and I'm always for bringing in consistent performing veterans, especially if you're defensive unit is young.
Matt Jones — Running Back
Jones was the starting running back for the Redskins last season and while he was far from spectacular, he did his job well and I loved his hard running style. He could be a very good addition to the Colts if they're wiling to push Robert Turbin down the depth chart.
Ted Karras — Offensive Guard
Karras had a very good preseason for the Patriots and many of their fans and analysts were surprised that he was one of the cuts. The Colts need interior offensive line help, especially with Ryan Kelly gone, so Karras could serve as a very strong backup.
Baccari Rambo — Safety
The Colts are thin at safety, and Rambo has a good amount of experience. Rambo is a good in-the-box safety, which is something the Colts need with Clayton Geathers out for the first 6 games of the season.
Fitzgerald Toussaint — Running Back
Toussaint is a talented running back from Pittsburgh, who has experience playing in some big games. He has performed well as a spot starter, and has experience on special teams. With the Colts somewhat thin at running back, he could be a smart, versatile player to add.
Griff Whalen — Receiver
Never say never! The Griffer knows the system and there is a #5 receiver spot open...
Kasen Williams — Receiver
Williams had a fantastic preseason with the Seahawks and with the Colts getting rid of Dorsett, Williams could be an intriguing option as the #5 receiver.
Jeremy Zuttah — Center/Guard
His name has been popping up around the league, and although he's been getting cut from teams left and right, his versatility inside is what the Colts need. He's also a veteran and with the Colts being very young up front on offense, Zuttah may be the reliable player the Colts need.