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Colts Waive 11 Players in First Round of Cuts

The Indianapolis Colts began their quest to cut their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday at 4 PM today by waiving 11 players. Among those 11 players were Johnny Adams, Qua Cox, Andre Cureton, Marcus Hall, Kameron Jackson, Nu’Keese Richardson, Jonathon Sharpe, David Sims, Eric Thomas, Tony Washington, and Cameron White. Indianapolis will have to cut four more players before tomorrow’ deadline.

All of these names were not surprising cuts, but there were some good plays in the preseason made by Washington and Richardson in particular. Both players tried to make a difference in the return game during practice, but neither was quite good enough in other aspects for the Colts to keep on the roster. There are plenty of names that could get cut in the next 24 hours, but the Colts will now have to start working their way into the more talented players.

Needless to say, this is the time of year that many fans are disappointed to see talented young players let loose. The Colts were very high on Washington, Richardson, Adams, and Cox, but at this point in time they just weren’t good fits for the roster. It will be very interesting to see who is next on the chopping block, as there are plenty of players who have played good football in preseason action with their jobs on the line.

Indianapolis has a lot of talent currently on their roster, and there are a lot of young players vying to make that 75-man roster. Names like Chandler Harnish, Deji Karim, Erik Swoope, Josh Lenz, Andrew Jackson, Sheldon Price, and Dewey McDonald are going to have to put everything into practice and the final preseason game to keep their name on the roster. There are plenty of interesting battles to watch going into Week 4 of the NFL’s preseason for the Colts, and there will be a lot of hard-nosed play as players know their tenure with the team could be coming to a close unless they make an impact.

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