ANDERSON, Ind. -- There is a lot of room at the back end of the Colts’ roster.
It’ll be no surprise for them to be turning over spots 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 and 53 well into the season depending on what general manager Ryan Grigson and his scouting staff can find and what the coaching staff tells Grigson it needs.
And pedigree won’t mean a lot as they search. As well as the world is scouted, players can be found.
Ty Nsekhe is a 6-foot-8, 325-pound, 26-year old rookie offensive tackle. He’s played with the Corpus Christi Sharks of af2 and the Dallas Vigilantes, Philadelphia Soul and San Antonio Talons of the AFL.
Tight end Dominique Jones looks to rank third on a team that will use multiple tight ends. He went to Shepherd University and played for the Reading Express of the Indoor Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
“You’re only as good as the back end of your roster,” Grigson said Monday. “That’s why we will scour the CFL, the Arena League. That’s why our energy is going to be on digging under every rock and in every crack. We have so many spots to improve on and to develop. You can find talent in a lot of places. You just have to look really, really hard.
“You have to have the courage to actually sign those guys from places that might make some people scratch their heads. You have to have enough, what we call eye confidence, to come to me and say, ‘Grigs, look at this guy. I think this guy can play,’ no matter what league he’s in, no matter if he’s in the arena 9 league. They are all over the place. And we’re going to keep looking and digging.”
I don’t know what kind of chance Nsekhe has.
But Jones is involved in what the Colts are doing and on a team that will likely need four tight ends, and it won’t be a surprise if he’s one of them.