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Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts

Intro: The Indianapolis Colts on Saturday faced a 4 p.m. deadline to cut its 90-man preseason roster to 53 players. What moves did the team make?


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have their first 53-man roster of the 2017 season.

Facing a 4 p.m. deadline on Saturday to cut down their 90-man preseason roster into the regular season-required 53-man roster, the Colts made the following moves:

The following players were waived:
- CB Dante Blackmon
- DT Josh Boyd
- WR Marvin Bracy
- WR Fred Brown
- T Fahn Cooper
- S Tyson Graham Jr.
- S Lee Hightower
- WR Bug Howard
- TE Henry Krieger-Coble
- WR Justice Liggins
- RB De'Mard Llorens
- DT T.Y. McGill
- WR JoJo Natson
- DT David Parry
- RB Troymaine Pope
- G Adam Redmond
- WR Brian Riley
- ILB Darnell Sankey
- WR Valdez Showers
- OLB Garrett Sickels
- DE Jhaustin Thomas
- T Arturo Uzdavinis
- G Terran Vaughn
- QB Phillip Walker
- S Andrew Williamson
- T Andrew Wylie

The following players were waived with an injury designation. If they clear waivers, then they revert to the Colts' Injured Reserve list:
- RB Josh Ferguson
- S Tyvis Powell

The following vested veterans were released:
- OLB Akeem Ayers
- OLB Lavar Edwards
- RB Daryl Richardson
- ILB Sean Spence
- CB Corey White

The following players were placed on Injured Reserve:
- CB Chris Culliver
- ILB Edwin Jackson
- S Earl Wolff IV

The following player was placed on the regular season Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, requiring him to sit out at least the first six weeks of the season:
- S Clayton Geathers

The following player was restored to the active roster from the PUP list:
- QB Andrew Luck

The claiming period for players placed on waivers at today's the final roster reduction — which is expected to be a list of about 1,200 players league-wide — expires at noon (ET) tomorrow. Then, at 1 p.m., teams may establish their 10-men practice squads.

In other roster-related moves on Saturday, the team announced it had traded wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the New England Patriots in exchange for second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett.*

Check back with for more on today's roster moves.*

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