The Colts have already had a busy day when it comes to transactions and they stayed busy on Sunday night by releasing the names of 11 players waived as the team makes its way toward 75 players ahead of Monday afternoon’s deadline.
The team parted ways with 2011 sixth-round pick Chris Rucker after Rucker wasn’t able to win a job at cornerback for a team that’s been looking everywhere they can for help at the position this summer. Vontae Davis’ arrival could have helped end Rucker’s Colts tenure. Three other cornerbacks — Cameron Chism, Antonio Fenelus and Terrence Johnson — are also among those hitting the waiver wire.
Safety Matt Merletti, safety David Caldwell, linebacker Mike Balogun, wide receiver Quan Cosby, running back Alvester Alexander, guard Jason Foster and punter Brian Stahovich round out the list of waived players. The Colts also announced nose tackle Brandon McKinney will miss the season with a torn ACL, so he’ll hit injured reserve at some point.
With the top waiver priority in the league, the Colts will likely be one of the busier teams in the next few days as they sort through players from other rosters that they feel could improve their roster. The 75 players who survive the deadline aren’t guaranteed jobs in any city, but they aren’t even guaranteed to be among the 75 sweating out final cuts on Friday in Indy.