2016 Colts Rookie Watch: Week 6

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


INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the Week 6 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:

• Trevor Bates, outside linebacker: The Colts last week activated Bates — their seventh round (239th overall) pick in this year's NFL Draft — from the practice squad to the active roster. He was on the team's practice squad for the first four weeks of the regular season.

Bates, a 6-2, 247-pound rookie out of Maine, logged the first NFL action of his career in Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Chicago Bears, playing 22 snaps on special teams.

• Austin Blythe, center: After being active for the first time in his NFL career Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers, Blythe got his first-career NFL start Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, filling in at right tackle for an injured Joe Reitz.

With fellow rookie Joe Haeg getting the start at right tackle on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, Blythe went back to a reserve role, logging seven snaps on special teams.

• Le'Raven Clark, tackle: Clark, the Colts' third-round (82nd overall) pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, was active two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars after being a healthy scratch Weeks 2 and 3.

He would be a healthy scratch once again on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

• Matthias Farley, safety: Farley played 25 special teams snaps on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, downing a critical fourth quarter punt at the Chicago four-yard line with 12:04 left in the game.

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.

After showing his abilities as a key replacement at safety for the first two weeks of the season, Farley has since been relegated back to a reserve role as the Indianapolis secondary regains its key pieces.

• Josh Ferguson, running back: Ferguson once again had chances as both a rusher and a receiver on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. He recorded one rush for three yards, and caught two passes for 10 yards, including a nine-yard reception in the second quarter.

In all, Ferguson played in 14 offensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps against the Bears, earning a special teams tackle for a second straight week, as well.

In all, Ferguson, who went undrafted out of Illinois, has 19 receptions for 127 yards on the year, with eight rushes for eight yards on the ground.

• T.J. Green, safety: Green logged 16 defensive snaps and 16 special teams snaps on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Game highlights from the Colts win over the Bears.

So far, Green — the Colts' second-round (57th overall) pick this year out of Clemson — has been credited with nine total tackles on the year.

• Joe Haeg, tackle: Haeg got his third-career start (and third consecutive start) at right tackle on Sunday against the Chicago Bears

Haeg, the Colts' fifth-round (155th overall) selection this year out of North Dakota State, was once again the most active member on the Colts' 53-man roster on Sunday, as he played in 75 total snaps — 68 on offense and seven on special teams.

• 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 five weeks of the season.

On Sunday against the Bears, Kelly played in all 68 of the team's offensive snaps.

• 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 all five of the Colts' regular season games thus far. On Sunday against the Bears, he logged a tackle for the defense, combining with Hassan Ridgeway to stuff a Chicago run for no gain in the first quarter.

Maggitt played in 19 defensive and 18 special teams snaps for the Colts against the Bears.

• 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 all five of the Colts' regular season games, and had four tackles on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. In all, Morrison played in 25 defensive snaps and 17 special teams snaps.

Morrison has been credited with 10 total tackles for the Colts' defense so far this season.

• 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 appeared in his fifth regular season game on Sunday against the Bears, and had one tackle. He played in 21 total defensive snaps and seven special teams snaps.

In all, Ridgeway has been credited with eight total tackles, 0.5 sacks and a quarterback hit and a pass defensed so far this season.

• 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 active Weeks 2 and 3 but not making any catches, Rogers earned his first two-career NFL receptions on Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he was even more active on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, catching three passes for 24 yards, including a 19-yard play halfway through the third quarter.

In all, Rogers played in 54 offensive snaps against the Bears.

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