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2016 Colts Rookie Watch: Week 14

Intro: Get a weekly look into the performance of the Indianapolis Colts’ rookies, continuing today with their stats and highlights through the first 13 weeks of the 2016 season.


INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the Week 14 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 Monday, for a third straight week, in the Colts' victory against the New York Jets.

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 Monday against the Jets for a third 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 Monday against the Jets, Farley played in 20 special teams snaps, second only to Mo Alie-Cox's 23 special teams snaps, and registered two special teams tackles, both in the second quarter.

In all, Farley has been credited with one tackle on defense, and now leads the team with 11 special teams tackles.

• Josh Ferguson, running back: Ferguson took over at running back in mop-up duty late in the fourth quarter of the Colts' victory against the Jets, and ran the ball five times for 11 yards. He had a career-best 11-yard carry on his final touch of the game, and ended up playing nine snaps on offense and 11 on special teams.

In all, Ferguson, who went undrafted out of Illinois, has 20 receptions for 136 yards on the year, with 13 rushes for 19 yards on the ground.

• T.J. Green, safety: Green got the start at free safety on Monday, his third, with Clayton Geathers out, and had a tackle in the winning effort against the Jets. In all, Green played 27 defensive and six special teams snaps on the night.

So far, Green — the Colts' second-round (57th overall) pick this year out of Clemson — has been credited with 29 total tackles, three quarterback hits and two passes defensed on the year.

• Joe Haeg, tackle: Haeg got his 10th straight start, getting the nod at right tackle for a fourth straight week — after playing left guard the previous two weeks — on Monday against the New York Jets.

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 Jets, Haeg was once again among the most active members of the Colts' 53-man roster, as he played in 80 total snaps — 73 on offense and seven on special teams.

• Ryan Kelly, center: Kelly, who left last week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after just three plays due to a shoulder injury, returned to the lineup on Monday night against the Jets to start his 12th game of the season.

The Colts' first-round (18th overall) pick out of Alabama played in all 73 of the team's offensive snaps in the primetime victory.**

Photos from the week 13 Monday Night Football game at MetLife Stadium.

• 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 Monday, for a third straight week, against the Jets.

• Curt Maggitt, outside linebacker: Maggitt had perhaps the most active game of his career on Monday night against the Jets, logging 24 snaps on defense and 11 snaps on special teams in the Colts' win over the Jets.

In all, Maggitt had two tackles and a quarterback hit on defense, while also logging a special teams tackle on the night.

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 four tackles and a quarterback hit on defense and three special teams tackles thus far.

• Christopher Milton, cornerback: A week after making his NFL debut, Milton on Monday played in 18 snaps on defense and special teams each, earning his first-career special teams tackle, in the win against the New York Jets.

In all, Milton, a Georgia Tech product, has played in 18 defensive and 33 special teams snaps in two games for the Colts.

• Antonio Morrison, inside linebacker: Morrison, the Colts' fourth round (125th overall) pick in this year's NFL Draft, played in 16 defensive and 19 special teams snaps on Monday against the Jets. He was credited with two tackles each on defense and on special teams.

For the season, Morrison has 15 total tackles and one quarterback hit, and he has eight special teams stops.

• Hassan Ridgeway, defensive tackle: Ridgeway on Monday earned the second start of his career, logging 13 snaps on defense and six special teams snaps against the Jets. He was credited with one tackle and a quarterback hit on the night.

For the year, Ridgeway, also a fourth-round pick of the Colts this year, has 16 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one tackle for loss, four quarterback hits and a pass defensed on the season.

• Chester Rogers, wide receiver: Rogers showed marked improvement as the team's punt returner on Monday night, as he returned two punts for 36 yards — an average of 18 yards per return — and had a fair catch on another punt at the Indianapolis 31-yard line.

In all, Rogers played 18 snaps on offense and five snaps on special teams.

On the season, Rogers has caught 11 passes for 156 yards (14.2 yards per catch average), and he has returned nine punts for 75 yards (8.3 yards per return).

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