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Colts Part Ways With Antonio Cromartie And Sio Moore

Intro: On Tuesday afternoon, the Colts parted ways with a pair of defensive starters. Who will the Colts look to in those starting spots on defense, previously held by cornerback Antonio Cromartie and inside linebacker Sio Moore?


INDIANAPOLIS – Tuesday saw some pretty significant roster moves for the Indianapolis Colts.

The team released veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie and waived inside linebacker Sio Moore, two players who have started all four games for the Colts this season.

We did see Cromartie get removed from Sunday's game in the second half, being replaced by Rashaan Melvin.

Cromartie joined the Colts late in the preseason, when the desperate need was there for a starting corner.

Since then, the Colts have gotten much healthier at the cornerback position.

Vontae Davis made his 2016 debut two weeks ago. Fellow cornerback Patrick Robinson, the expected starter opposite Davis coming into the season, returned to the lineup last week against Jacksonville.

If Darius Butler (hamstring) returns to action this week, the Colts will be back to full health at the cornerback position, a situation they were not in when Cromartie was brought in over a month ago.

The waiving of Moore leaves the Colts without their leading tackler from the first four games of 2016.

Sunday saw Moore's snap count decrease majorly.

Moore played just 27 snaps (38 percent of the defensive total) against Jacksonville.

In Moore's place, Josh McNary (25 snaps) and rookie Antonio Morrison (24 snaps) saw the action alongside starter D'Qwell Jackson (51 snaps).

McNary has been playing more recently on passing downs, with Morrison being an option in the base defense, on earlier downs.

Tuesday is the players' off day.

Chuck Pagano's next media availability will come on Wednesday.

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