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2016 Colts Rookie Watch: Week 3

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


INDIANAPOLIS —It's time for the Week 3 version of the 2016 Colts Rookie Watch, where we take a look at 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, the Colts' seventh-round selection out of Iowa, has been inactive the team's first two games, at home against the Detroit Lions and on the road against the Denver Broncos.

He played in all four of the team's 2016 preseason games, starting the fourth and final preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.• Le'Raven Clark, tackle:Clark, the Colts' third-round (82nd overall) pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, was active for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions, but was inactive for the Week 2 Broncos game.

Clark — a Texas Tech product — played five snaps, all on special teams, during the Lions game.• Matthias Farley, safety:Farley, an undrafted member of the secondary out of Notre Dame, was claimed by the Colts off waivers on Sept. 4 after he spent his entire offseason with the Arizona Cardinals.

Farley has been active in both the Colts' regular season matchups, logging five snaps at free safety and 23 special teams snaps against the Lions, and playing a major role for the Indianapolis defense Week 2 against the Broncos, coming in as the team's nickel cornerback — having not ever playing at the position — after Darius Butler went down with a second-quarter hamstring injury.

In all, Farley played five snaps on defense and 23 snaps on special teams for the Colts in Denver, logging a tackle on defense and a special teams tackle in the game.• Josh Ferguson, running back:Ferguson was signed by the Colts May 2 after he went undrafted following a decorated career at Illinois.

Seen as a threat both running and catching the ball out of the backfield, Ferguson has had a few opportunities to do both through the Colts' first two games of the season, as he has three rushing attempts for 1.5 yards and seven receptions for 55 yards, with a long of 14 yards Week 1 against the Lions.

In all, Ferguson played in 12 offensive and 11 special teams snaps against Detroit, and saw his playing time increase to 27 offensive and 14 special teams snaps against Denver.• T.J. Green, safety:Green, the Colts' second-round (57th overall) pick this year out of Clemson, started the Week 1 matchup against the Lions.

He would collect three total tackles before suffering a sprained MCL, and he missed the Broncos game as a result.

The Colts hope to see Green return to the practice field this week, though his status for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers is in doubt.• Joe Haeg, tackle:Haeg, the Colts' fifth round pick out of North Dakota State, missed the Week 1 game against the Lions with an ankle injury before making his NFL debut Week 2 against the Broncos.

In all, Haeg played in four special teams snaps against the Broncos, and remains one of the team's key backups at several spots along the offensive line.• Ryan Kelly, center:Kelly was picked No. 18 overall by the Colts in the first round of the NFL Draft, and, as expected, he's been firmly entrenched as the team's starting center through the first two weeks of the season.

Kelly actually got the top offensive grade for the Colts, 78.9, from Pro Football Focus for the Broncos game, as he "surrendered just one hurry while performing well in the run game" against the league's top defense.• Curt Maggitt, outside linebacker: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 played in both of Indianapolis' regular season games thus far. Against Detroit, he was in on 20 total special teams snaps, while he got the first defensive snaps (27) of his career Week 2 against Denver, and also logged 20 special teams snaps in that game.• Antonio Morrison, inside linebacker:The Colts took Morrison with one of their two fourth round (125th overall) picks in the NFL Draft after he proved to be a tackling machine at Florida.

He's played in both of the Colts' regular season games, earning his first-career tackle Week 1 against the Lions.

In all, Morrison has played 11 defensive and 41 special teams snaps for Indianapolis.• Hassan Ridgeway, defensive tackle:Indianapolis selected Ridgeway with its other fourth round (116th overall) pick in this year's NFL Draft out of Texas.

Ridgeway has appeared in both of the Colts' regular season games so far, logging three total tackles for the defensive interior — including two stops Week 2 against the Broncos.

Ridgeway played in 27 defensive snaps Week 1 against the Lions and 21 defensive and five special teams snaps Week 2 against the Broncos.• Chester Rogers, wide receiver:Rogers, who went undrafted this year out of Grambling State, was able to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster with a strong preseason performance.

After being on the inactive list Week 1, Rogers made his NFL debut Week 2 against the Broncos, logging 23 snaps on offense and eight special teams snaps.

Rogers was targeted once against Denver, though he did not log a reception on the play.

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