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Colts Announce Final 2019 Roster Cuts

The Indianapolis Colts on Saturday faced a 4 p.m. deadline to cut their 90-man preseason roster to 53 players heading into Week 1 of the regular season. What moves did the team make?


INDIANAPOLIS — After months of offseason work, an extremely competitive training camp and four productive preseason games, the Indianapolis Colts have made the moves necessary to get to their initial 53-man roster heading into Week 1 of the 2019 regular season.

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

The following players were waived:

- S Micah Abernathy

- T Jackson Barton

- CB Jalen Collins

- WR Ashton Dulin

- G Jake Eldrenkamp

- T Antonio Garcia

- DE Gerri Green

- DE Obum Gwacham

- K Cole Hedlund

- WR Krishawn Hogan

- CB Isaiah Langley

- WR Roger Lewis

- LB Skai Moore

- C Daniel Munyer

- DE Carroll Phillips

- DT Johnny Robinson

- DT Sterling Shippy

- G Nate Theaker

- S Jacob Thieneman

- WR Jordan Veasy

- QB Phillip Walker

- RB Aca'Cedric Ware

- RB Marquis Young


The following players were waived with an injury designation. If they clear waivers, then they revert to the Colts' Injured Reserve list:

- WR Penny Hart

- S Isaiah Johnson

- WR Marcus Johnson

- S Kai Nacua

- CB Shakial Taylor

- LB Ahmad Thomas


The following players were released:

- TE Gabe Holmes

- DT Caraun Reid

- TE Ross Travis

- T J'Marcus Webb

- RB Charcandrick West


The following player was placed on the Reserve/Suspended list:

- QB Chad Kelly


The Colts also executed a couple trades earlier in the week. On Wednesday, Indianapolis sent cornerback Nate Hairston to the New York Jets in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft pick; on Friday, the Colts acquired an undisclosed conditional 2020 draft pick from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for center/guard Evan Boehm and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.

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.

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

Get a look at the initial 53 man roster for the Indianapolis Colts going into the 2019 season.

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