The Indianapolis Colts have been fairly quiet thus far through training camp with a lack of roster moves. Today, though, the team signed former Seattle Seahawks tackle J’Marcus Webb and have waived-injured Jared Machorro.
We have signed T J’Marcus Webb and waived-injured T Jared Machorro: https://t.co/cjkAX6kRpZ pic.twitter.com/2V6TXz9A5Y— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) July 30, 2018
Webb (29) hasn’t played since 2016, and had a couple seasons throughout his career without much action, but has started 60 career games with 44 of those coming in his first three seasons in the league (2010-12) with the Chicago Bears.
Webb has primarily been used at the right tackle spot, but was used at guard in 2015 and 2016 while in Seattle. He has also started at least 12 games in 4 of his 7 seasons in the league.
Despite the Colts having improved depth throughout the offensive line, Anthony Castonzo and Austin Howard are still sitting on the active/NFI list right now and have had to experiment with rookie Braden Smith, Jack Mewhort, Denzelle Good and Le’ Raven Clark in the meantime.
Needless to say, depth at the position right now is necessary for training camp. This isn’t a major move for the team with any real implications right now, however, getting some fresh bodies in the mix is needed in order to get the rest of the offensive line more active.
With Howard and Castonzo the likely starters at each tackle position, their return cannot come soon enough as the position has been a clear weakness throughout team drills (11-on-11s) and 1-on-1 drills versus the defensive line.
The interior looks formidable, but the Colts need more than just a body at the tackle spots which is what they seem to be working with at the moment.