One of the biggest surprise cuts over the weekend was defensive lineman T.Y. McGill who had shown the ability to generate pressure in the trenches. This skill is hard to come by in the NFL and particularly has been in short supply for the Colts. As a result, seeing his release was a bit of a kick in the stomach for Colts fans who had come to love his disruptive play style and endearing sack dance.
Earlier today, however, the Charlotte Observer released that McGill was cited for misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana. What we don’t know is if Chris Ballard and the Colts front office was made aware of this prior to their decision to make final cuts and whether this incident played any role in their decision.
There will likely be a fine assessed against McGill for the possession charge and it is also likely that the league will hand down additional punishment that could include some kind of suspension.
The Colts made a minor change to their practice squad roster today when they signed safety Ronald Martin and released safety Andrew Williamson.
This move gives the Colts a chance to get more of a look at Martin, who they acquired from the Jets trough a trade involving rookie long snapper Thomas Hennessy.