INDIANAPOLIS – When the Colts made their roster moves on Saturday afternoon, you had to figure finding a defensive linemen was going to be a priority on the upcoming waiver wire.
The Colts claimed a pair of trench-players on Sunday, adding defensive tackle T.Y. McGill and offensive guard Robert Myers to their 53-man roster.
To make room for McGill and Myers, the Colts waived-injured Boom Herron and also waived rookie sixth-round pick Amarlo Herrera.
The Herron news is a definite loss after the Colts backup running back suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason finale.
Without Herron, the Colts will now rely on the likes of Josh Robinson, Tyler Varga and Vick Ballard (pending his hamstring injury) to spell Frank Gore.
If past history is any indication, the Colts could have some significant contributors in McGill and Myers.
Under Ryan Grigson, the likes of Sergio Brown (2012), Jack Doyle (2013) and A.Q. Shipley (2014) were all players the Colts claimed in the days following final roster cuts.
McGill, who stands 6-0 and 299 pounds, brings the Colts defensive line total to six bodies currently on the 53-man roster.
After going undrafted back in May, McGill earned a tryout at the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp and clearly left an impression.
He eventually joined the Seahawks 90-man roster and caught the eye of Settle head coach Pete Carroll this preseason.
"(McGill) has (surprised us)," Carroll said of McGill during the preseason. "All the way through all of our workouts, he's been impressive. He's real quick, and he showed it in the game. He played well at the point of attack. He did some other nice things, too, just playing the scheme. So he helped himself. It was a really good outing for him. We're anxious to see how he comes around next time too."
During his time at North Carolina State, McGill started 21 games (played in 49), finishing his college career with 131 tackles, 10 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss.
Myers will bring interior depth to the Colts offensive line. The 6-5, 335-pound guard was a fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens back in May.
The Ravens cut Myers on Sunday. With Hugh Thornton still week-to-week, Myers gives the Colts a true guard to backup Lance Louis and Todd Herremans on the 53-man roster. Myers played collegiately at Tennessee State and was a Senior Bowl invitee.
The Colts will get back on the practice field on Monday to begin on-the-field work for their regular season opener next Sunday in Buffalo.