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2016 Colts Rookie Watch: Week 13

Intro: Get a weekly look into the performance of the Indianapolis Colts’ rookies, continuing today with their stats and highlights through the first 12 weeks of the 2016 season.


INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the Week 13 version of the 2016 Colts Rookie Watch, where we take a look at the stats and highlights to track the progress of each rookie on the Indianapolis Colts' roster.

So, without further ado, here we go:


• Austin Blythe, center:** Blythe has been a key backup and spot starter along the Colts' offensive line this season, starting at right tackle Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in place of an injured Joe Reitz.

Blythe, however, was inactive on Thursday, for a second straight week, in the Colts' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In all, the Iowa product and seventh-round selection has been active for seven games so far (Weeks 3-9).

• Le'Raven Clark, tackle: Clark was inactive on Thursday against the Steelers for a second straight week.

In all, Clark, the Colts' third round (82nd-overall) pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has been active in Weeks 1, 4, 7 and 9.

• Matthias Farley, safety: Farley, who went undrafted out of Notre Dame, has been key to the depth of the Colts' secondary this season, but his main role thus far has been on special teams.

On Thursday against the Steelers, Farley played in team-high 20 special teams snaps, registering a special teams tackle on the opening kickoff of the second half.

In all, Farley has been credited with one tackle on defense, and is second on the team with nine special teams tackles.

• Josh Ferguson, running back: Ferguson was relegated to a special-teams-only role on Thursday against Pittsburgh, logging seven special teams snaps and returning one kickoff for 24 yards.

In all, Ferguson, who went undrafted out of Illinois, has 20 receptions for 136 yards on the year, with eight rushes for eight yards on the ground.

• T.J. Green, safety: Green logged 41 snaps with the defense and nine special teams snaps in Thursday's loss to the Steelers, collecting two tackles and a quarterback hit on defense.

So far, Green — the Colts' second-round (57th overall) pick this year out of Clemson — has been credited with 28 total tackles, three quarterback hits and two passes defensed on the year.

• Joe Haeg, tackle: Haeg got his ninth straight start, getting the nod at right tackle for a third straight week — after playing left guard the previous two weeks — on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Haeg — the Colts' fifth-round (155th overall) pick this year out of North Dakota State — has started at three different positions along the offensive line: left guard, right guard and right tackle. Against the Steelers, Haeg was once again among the most active members of the Colts' 53-man roster, as he played in 65 total snaps — 63 on offense and two on special teams.


Highlights from the Colts Thanksgiving game against the Steelers.

• Ryan Kelly, center:** Kelly, the No. 18-overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, got his 11th start of the year at center on Thursday against the Steelers, but his night wouldn't last long, as he left the game after three snaps with a shoulder injury.

An Alabama product, Kelly was back at practice on Monday for the Colts.

• Deon King, inside linebacker: King was claimed off waivers by the Colts on Nov. 15, after the undrafted free agent out of Norfolk State played in two games earlier in the season with the San Diego Chargers, logging a tackle.

King was inactive for Thursday, for a second straight week, against the Steelers.

• Curt Maggitt, outside linebacker: Maggitt was inactive on Thursday for the fourth time in five weeks, after returning from an ankle injury to play in the Colts' Week 9 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Maggitt — one of the top pass rushers in college football before suffering a season-ending injury early in his senior year — was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee on May 2. He's been credited with two tackles on defense and two special teams tackles thus far.

• Christopher Milton, cornerback: Milton, who had spent the entire season on the Colts' practice squad, was signed to the active roster Nov. 19, and after being a healthy scratch Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans, he made his NFL debut on Thursday against the Steelers.

In all, Milton, a Georgia Tech product, played in 15 snaps, all on special teams, in Thursday night's game.

• Antonio Morrison, inside linebacker: Morrison, the Colts' fourth round (125th overall) pick in this year's NFL Draft, played in five defensive and 16 special teams snaps on Thursday against the Steelers.

For the season, Morrison has 13 total tackles and one quarterback hit, and he has six special teams stops.

• Hassan Ridgeway, defensive tackle: A week after earning his first start of his career, Ridgeway was back to a reserve role on Thursday against the Steelers, playing in 25 total defensive and seven total special teams snaps against the Steelers.

In all, the fourth-round pick had two tackles in the loss.

For the year, Ridgeway has 15 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one tackle for loss, three quarterback hits and a pass defensed on the season.

• Chester Rogers, wide receiver: Rogers, an undrafted rookie out of Grambling State, logged 27 offensive and six special teams snaps against the Steelers. On offense, he was targeted once by quarterback Scott Tolzien, but had no receptions. On special teams, Rogers had three fair catches on punts.

On the season, Rogers has caught 11 passes for 156 yards (14.2 yards per catch average), and he has returned seven punts for 39 yards (5.6 yards per return).

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