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Colts make several roster moves

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Buoyed by a big win over the Packers, the Colts apparently are hoping to push things to the next level, via an overhaul of the bottom of their roster.

The team has announced a variety of roster moves.  Namely, the Colts have:

1.  signed nose tackle Antonio Dixon (pictured);

2.  elevated linebacker Jerry Brown and defensive end Clifton Geathers from the practice squad to the active roster;

3.  signed linebacker D.J. Bryant, cornerback Isaiah Green, fullback Robert Hughes, and tight end Dominique Jones to the practice squad;

4.  waived cornerback Justin King;

5.  released running back Alvester Alexander from the practice squad;

6.  lost linebacker Mario Addison from the practice squad to the Redskins’ active roster.

The moves hardly will provide the difference when it comes to trying to make the playoffs.  But it shows that the Colts more than willing to churn the lower levels of the roster and practice squad in order to compete.

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10 Responses to “Colts make several roster moves”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 9, 2012 7:08 PM

    bye King!!! u wont be missed

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 9, 2012 7:14 PM

    Great win, but we need you to start losing some games now. Want that 2nd to be nice and juicy.

  3. dolphins4 says: Oct 9, 2012 7:30 PM

    Dixon is a really good defensive tackle.

  4. kvanhorn87 says: Oct 9, 2012 7:39 PM

    Dixon was one of the most puzzling cuts
    this year. Solid move by the Colts.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 9, 2012 8:02 PM

    It would be nice if the Lions would churn their roster up a bit. The bottom 5 or so guys that suit up every week haven’t been contributing very well.

  6. cleverbob says: Oct 9, 2012 8:16 PM

    Dixon can come in and contribute if he’s in shape. He was a solid rotation guy in Philly and started for almost a full season due to injuries, before he had his own injury problems. He won’t get much pressure up the middle on pass downs, but he will occupy blockers and help stuff the run.

  7. ddogdaddy says: Oct 9, 2012 8:17 PM

    What?

  8. realfann says: Oct 9, 2012 8:36 PM

    “The moves hardly will provide the difference when it comes to trying to make the playoffs. But it shows that the Colts more than willing to churn the lower levels of the roster and practice squad in order to compete”

    You just contradicted yourself. Either these moves will make a difference or they won’t but you can’t have it both ways.

  9. stallyns1 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:58 PM

    These moves were made because of injuries to starters OLB Robert Mathis, DE Fili Moala and back up NT Martin Tevaseu. Apparantly none of the injuries were bad enough to end their seasons but who knows how much time each of them will miss. Plus thank GOD Justin King is gone. I think Cassius Vaughn’s performance was good enough to dump him.

  10. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 9, 2012 9:42 PM

    Remember when the Colts used to be a perenial “Powerhouse”?

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