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Colts plan to take advantage of waiver-claim priority

Chuck Pagano AP

Kashif Moore isn’t a household name, but he is about to be a trend-setter.

The wide receiver, plucked off the waiver wire by the Colts Tuesday after being released by the Bengals, figures to be the first of many claims over the next few days.

By virtue of last year’s record, the Colts will have the first spot in claim order for any player released who has fewer than four years of service.

“We’re sitting in the catbird seat,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said, via ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky. “So everybody that hits the waiver wire now, we’ve been through the first round, and there were a bunch of names there and obviously there’s going to be a ton more guys that hit the streets.

“You know we’re not afraid to pull the trigger and make moves, as long as they’re in the best interest of this team. So I think we’re in a great spot as far as that goes. We certainly don’t want to be there next year at this time, but it is what it is. We feel good about having the opportunity to have first choice at whoever hits the street.”

The Colts could use the help at many spots (that’s how they “earned” the first chance). Any offensive lineman, corner or linebacker who is cut by a team deep at those positions could end up being a Colts player soon.

So any player who makes the Colts initial 53-man roster Friday can’t sleep well, because the bottom of the roster is likely to churn.

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15 Responses to “Colts plan to take advantage of waiver-claim priority”
  1. lollygagger8 says: Aug 29, 2012 11:33 AM

    Grigson has made all the right moves so far. Here’s hoping he snags some O-Linemen!

  2. peytonneck18 says: Aug 29, 2012 11:35 AM

    This is all good news for Andrew Luck, who is a very special gentleman. Let’s hope that Coach Pagano pick up some quality players.

    P.S. I think Andrew Luck should grow his beard again.

  3. weekendwarriorko says: Aug 29, 2012 11:40 AM

    Kashif Moore played at UConn while I was there. That guy was an absolute bullet and definitely a game changer. He had some troubles holding onto the ball and never had a quarterback with any skill to give him a chance for real numbers. It would be great to see him catch on with the Colts and actually make a difference.

  4. floriosfuglykid2 says: Aug 29, 2012 11:41 AM

    Yeah, it’s great to be last.

  5. themage78 says: Aug 29, 2012 12:08 PM

    Yeah they need the help bad because they never gave Peyton Manning the help he needed. Some of their drafts were horrible.

  6. h3min1230 says: Aug 29, 2012 12:46 PM

    @ the mage78

    You’re right. All they ever did for peyton was give him 3 first round wide recievers, 2 first round running backs, and a Hall of Fame LT

  7. thesportsguru7 says: Aug 29, 2012 1:06 PM

    “themage78 says:
    Aug 29, 2012 12:08 PM
    Yeah they need the help bad because they never gave Peyton Manning the help he needed. Some of their drafts were horrible.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Aside from Edgerrin James, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Jeff Saturday, and countless others that went on to win Superbowls.

  8. gmsalpha says: Aug 29, 2012 1:44 PM

    So far Grigson looks like a really good choice for the team’s GM.

    The question is how many good years does he have? Because Bill Polian was in charge of a lot of really good drafts….for a while. But later in his regime, he lost his mind and really put the Colts in a bad position year after year.

    Grigson is off to a great start and I’m psyched if I’m a Colts fan, but my enthusiasm can’t help but be tempered just a little.

  9. gacoltfan says: Aug 29, 2012 1:44 PM

    h3min1230 says:
    Aug 29, 2012 12:46 PM
    @ the mage78

    You’re right. All they ever did for peyton was give him 3 first round wide recievers, 2 first round running backs, and a Hall of Fame LT

    ———————————————
    Although a good player with a couple of Pro Bowls, Tarik Glenn was hardly a Hall of Famer. The Colts had pretty good receivers and TE’s, Edge was obviously good through 2005, but after that RB was average at best. Problem was the O-line especially after Glenn retired in 2006.

  10. streetskater1989 says: Aug 29, 2012 2:19 PM

    Kashif moore went to my highschool and he was by far the best player on our team the years he played there. Hopefully he makes the 53 man roster and gets a real shot to play in the nfl

  11. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Aug 29, 2012 2:22 PM

    Colts get to pick Olinemen first, but which team releases good olinemen? It seems there’s a shortage of them around the league.

    However, the Colts can pick up some sneaky weapons. For example, HB Chris Ivory has looked pretty good for the Saints, and they can’t keep 4-5 HBs.

    WR Chris Summers might be worth a flier. 6’5 220 – could be big target for Colts. God knows they need one.

    Prob can get a few DTs and LBs too, at least for SP Teams.

    Colts will struggle this year because of their lines, but they’re gonna be tougher than ppl think, esp after like week 6 when Luck settles in.

  12. eventhorizon04 says: Aug 29, 2012 3:02 PM

    “You’re right. All they ever did for peyton was give him 3 first round wide recievers, 2 first round running backs, and a Hall of Fame LT”

    Don’t be snippy. That guy was obviously talking about the later drafts (coincidentally after Bill Polian’s son increased his role – I hate nepotism), which left the Colts with holes in the offensive line, defensive tackle, linebacker, and cornerback.

    Peyton’s greatness was holding it all together at the end.

    Colts had a very solid draft this year (I’m not a Colts fan), so the new group knows what they’re doing.

  13. Punk says: Aug 29, 2012 5:42 PM

    Bill Polian did not lose his mind. He gave control over the draft to his son who proceeded to foul all over himself.

    The others are correct Glenn was not a HoF LT. But the center was.

  14. ilovecameltoes says: Aug 29, 2012 5:48 PM

    Bottom feeders, eat whatever is thrown at them..here’s some week old chowmein, enjoy animals..

  15. fourthandafoot says: Aug 30, 2012 8:23 AM

    I think at least 3 Eagles will be on the Colts come next week.

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