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Donald Thomas Among Colts Cuts As Roster Shrinks To 75 Players

Intro: The Colts roster is now at 75 players heading into the final week of the preseason. Besides veteran Donald Thomas, who else did the Colts part ways with on Monday morning?


INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Thomas' injury-plagued tenure in Indianapolis officially came to a close on Monday morning.

With the first round of roster cuts pending, the Colts released Thomas.

Thought to be an important piece to the Colts offensive line puzzle back in 2013, Thomas tore his quad (and injured his bicep) in Week Two of that season. Another quad injury last Training Camp marked the final time Thomas would be on a Colts practice field.

Along with Thomas, the Colts waived the following players on Monday to trim their roster to 75 players: G-Harland Gunn, ILB-Nicklas Haag, OLB-Zack Hodges, T-Tyler Hoover, WR-Ryan Lankford, DT-Jeris Pendleton, WR-Ezell Ruffin, ILB-Justin Shirk, TE-Justin Sinz, RB-Abou Toure and C-Brandon Vitabile.

Also, on Monday, the team placed CB-Tevin Mitchel on injured reserve and waived-injured CB-Donald Celiscar and CB-Deveron Carr. If Celiscar and Carr clear waivers, they will revert to the Colts injured reserve list.

The Colts are now down to the mandated number of 75 players. Final roster cuts (to 53 players) will come Saturday, after the team's final preseason game on Thursday night.

Heading into the team's final week of the preseason, here's a look at the current Colts 75-man roster by position.

In the parentheses below, the number on the left represents the current bodies at each position, and the number on the right is how many players made the roster at that spot following final cuts last year.

Quarterbacks (3/2): Bryan Bennett, [Matt Hasselbeckinternal-link-placeholder-0], [Andrew Luckinternal-link-placeholder-0]

Running Backs (6/4): Vick Ballard, Frank Gore, Boom Herron, Josh Robinson, Zurlon Tipton, Tyler Varga

Fullbacks (0/1):

Wide Receivers (8/6): Quan Bray, Vincent Brown, Duron Carter, Phillip Dorsett, T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Griff Whalen

Tight Ends (5/3): Dwayne Allen, Jack Doyle, Coby Fleener, Sean McGrath, Erik Swoope

Offensive Line (12/10): David Arkin, Anthony Castonzo, Denzelle Good, Jonotthan Harrison, Todd Herremans, Khaled Holmes, Ulrick John, Lance Louis, Jack Mewhort, Kitt O'Brien, Joe Reitz, Hugh Thornton

Defensive Line (9/7): Henry Anderson, Josh Chapman, Montori Hughes, Arthur Jones, Zach Kerr, Kendall Langford, David Parry, Earl Okine, Kelcy Quarles

Linebackers (14/8): Daniel Adongo, Trent Cole, Jerrell Freeman, Carlos Fields, Amarlo Herrera, Nate Irving, D'Qwell Jackson, Cam Johnson, Robert Mathis, Henoc Muamba, Jonathan Newsome, Junior Sylvestre, Erik Walden, Bjoern Werner

Cornerbacks (9/5): Jalil Brown, Darius Butler, Chance Casey, Vontae Davis, Eric Patterson, Sheldon Price, D'Joun Smith, Raymon Taylor, Greg Toler

Safeties (6/4): Mike Adams, Colt Anderson, Clayton Geathers, Winston Guy, Dwight Lowery, Dewey McDonald

Specialists (3/3): [Pat McAfeeinternal-link-placeholder-0], [Matt Overtoninternal-link-placeholder-0], [Adam Vinatieriinternal-link-placeholder-0]

Dates To Remember

-Saturday, September 5 (4:00 p.m. EST): Clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active roster

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