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Colts part ways with their long-time long snapper

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The Colts currently don’t have many players who made it to the Pro Bowl. They now have one fewer.

The team announced on Monday morning the termination of 10 player, including former Pro Bowl long snapper Matt Overton. He appeared in all 65 regular-season and postseason games of his five-year career, making it to the Pro Bowl in 2013.

Also gone are safety Duke Williams, linebacker Alex Bazzie, punter Devon Bell, long snapper Joe Fortunato, cornerback Charles James, inside linebacker Deon King, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback Larry Scott, and wide receiver Devin Street. Most of the players arrived before G.M. Chris Ballard replaced Ryan Grigson.

Fortunato was signed in late March to compete with Overton. (Apparently, neither one won the Water Pik.)

It will be fairly easy for the Colts to find another long snapper. It will be a lot harder to find all of the other players they need in order to hang the one banner everyone covets the most.

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7 Responses to “Colts part ways with their long-time long snapper”
  1. 3xapple says: May 1, 2017 10:03 AM

    Garbage move. Overton is a great long snapper, he’s feisty as hell, and most importantly, Vinatieri loves him. Why would you cut the guy?!

  2. ikeclanton says: May 1, 2017 10:23 AM

    Even Florio tosses a “banner hanging” dig at this team. Only a Super Bowl win will wash it away.

  3. benacci says: May 1, 2017 10:24 AM

    Money, also PFT get some new jokes.

  4. jonathankrobinson424 says: May 1, 2017 10:30 AM

    Adam can’t be happy. He’s lost his holder and long snapper during the off-season. Not sure now if Adam can score 200 more points to take Morton Anderson record.

  5. tylawspick6 says: May 1, 2017 11:19 AM

    Was he the one on authorized Guyer Institute PEDs from Indy, who snapped the ball on the infamous “fake punt” in 2015?

    I mean, it just can’t be made up.

  6. bobthebillsfan says: May 1, 2017 2:02 PM

    The Banner Boys…..

    I don’t think Irsay knows the banner says “Participant”. I think he loses focus before he reads the entire thing.

  7. crush22 says: May 2, 2017 8:49 AM

    bobthebillsfan says:
    May 1, 2017 2:02 PM
    The Banner Boys…..

    I don’t think Irsay knows the banner says “Participant”. I think he loses focus before he reads the entire thing.
    ____________
    Bills fan talking smack. Classic.
    Half of their fan base is passed out before kickoff.
    Cheers Jills!

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