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2018 Colts Rookie Watch: Preseason Edition gives you a quick look into how the Indianapolis Colts’ rookies fared in their first taste of NFL action this preseason.


INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the preseason version of the 2018 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:

» Matthew Adams, linebacker: A seventh-round pick out of Houston, Adams contributed on both defense and special teams this preseason. He had six total tackles and two passes defensed, while adding a team-best three special teams tackles, as well.

» Mike Badgley, kicker: Badgley performed very well in his first exposure to the NFL, connecting on all five of his field goal attempts and all five of his extra-point attempts. The undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami nailed 1-of-1 field goals from 20-29 yards, 1-of-1 attempts from 30-39 yards, 2-of-2 attempts from 40-49 yards and also connected on his only attempt from 50-plus yards, a 51 yarder.

» Juante Baldwin, cornerback: After being waived at the start of training camp, Baldwin, an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburg State, was re-signed by the Colts on Aug. 24. In Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals, Balwdin logged 13 defensive and two special teams snaps.

» Deon Cain, wide receiver: Cain, who was selected in the sixth round (185th overall) in this year's NFL Draft out of Clemson, caught one pass for four yards in the preseason opener against the Seahawks before suffering a torn ACL and being placed on Injured Reserve.

» Nick Callender, guard: Signed Aug. 2, Callender, who went undrafted out of Colorado State, logged 14 offensive snaps in the preseason opener against the Seahawks, and then played 36 snaps with the offense Thursday night against the Bengals.

» Chris Cooper, safety: Cooper, an undrafted rookie out of Stony Brook, collected three total tackles this preseason.

» Lashard Durr, cornerback: Durr, who went undrafted out of Mississippi State, had six tackles and one pass defensed throughout preseason play.

» Reece Fountain, wide receiver: Fountain — the Colts' fifth-round (159th-overall) pick out of Northern Iowa — logged four receptions for 46 yards, an average of 11.5 yards per catch. Fountain had three receptions for 32 yards in Thursday night's preseason win over the Bengals.

» Zaire Franklin, linebacker: Franklin, who was selected in the seventh-round (235th overall) in this year's NFL Draft out of Syracuse, led all Colts players this preseason with 21 total tackles (one for a loss).

» Nyheim Hines, running back: Selected in the fourth round (104th overall) out of N.C. State, Hines had 13 rushing attempts for 19 yards during preseason play, as well as two receptions for eight yards. He was used extensively in the return game, as well, logging eight punt returns for 30 yards (3.8 average) and nine kickoff returns for 195 yards (21.7 average).

» Steve Ishmael, wide receiver: Ishmael, who signed as an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse, logged five receptions for 77 yards this preseason — an average of 15.4 yards per catch. His best play was a 39-yard reception in the second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

» Robert Jackson, cornerback: An undrafted UNLV product, Jackson collected eight total tackles this preseason.

» Tomasi Laulile, defensive tackle: Laulile, who went undrafted out of BYU, finished the preseason with four total tackles (one for a loss), one quarterback hit and logged one sack — a key takedown in the final minutes of the Colts' victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night in their preseason finale.

» Darius Leonard, linebacker: The Colts' second-round (36th-overall) pick in this year's NFL Draft out of South Carolina State, Leonard finished second on the team in three games this preseason with 16 total tackles, while he also had two passes defensed, both of which came in the Colts' third game against the 49ers.

» Tyquan Lewis, defensive tackle/end: Lewis, who was selected by the Colts in the second round (64th overall) out of Ohio State, did not play this preseason as he deals with a foot injury.

» Jared Machorro, tackle: Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M-Commerce, Machorro spent the entire offseason workout program with the Colts before suffering a hamstring injury and being waived-injured shortly after the start of training camp on July 30. He cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve the next day.

» Skai Moore, linebacker: Moore, who went undrafted out of South Carolina, finished tied for second on the team with 14 total tackles this preseason, one of which was for a loss. Moore also added a pass defensed.

» Quenton Nelson, guard: The Colts' first-round (sixth-overall) pick out of Notre Dame, Nelson was solid in his first go-round as the starting left guard, logging 103 total snaps with the offense as well as six special teams snaps.

» George Odum, safety: An undrafted free agent out of Central Arkansas, Odum had a strong preseason, finishing fifth on the team with 13 total tackles, while also adding one forced fumble, one pass defensed and a game-sealing interception in the third preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. Odum also contributed one tackle on special teams.

» Braden Smith, guard: Playing at both guard and tackle, Smith — the Colts' second-round (37th-overall) pick out of Auburn — played in 118 total snaps all four weeks, as well as seven special teams snaps.

» Henre' Toliver, cornerback: Toliver, who went undrafted out of Arkansas, finished his preseason with nine total tackles and one pass defensed, while also adding a special teams stop.

» Kemoko Turay, defensive end: Turay, a second-round (52nd overall) pick out of Rutgers, missed the first couple preseason games with a knee injury, but played in the final two contests. He finished with two total tackles and two quarterback hits.

» Jordan Wilkins, running back: Wilkins, who was selected in the fifth round (169th overall) out of Ole Miss, logged 27 preseason carries for 75 yards (2.8 average) and caught five passes for 57 yards (11.4 average) in three total games.

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