Colts' 53-man roster positional breakdown

August, 30, 2014
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Here's a breakdown of the Colts' 53-man roster by position:

Quarterbacks (2): Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck

Quick take: The Colts are comfortable with having only two quarterbacks on the roster. Luck has shown durability during his first two seasons, and Hasselbeck is a proven veteran.

Running Backs (4): Ahmad Bradshaw, Trent Richardson, Dan Herron, Zurlon Tipton

Quick take: It wouldn’t be surprising if Tipton ends up getting released to make room for an offensive lineman once players start clearing waivers.

Fullbacks (1): Mario Harvey

Quick take: Harvey ma just be keeping this spot warm until Stanley Havili gets off the physically unable to perform list.

Wide Receivers (6): T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks, Donte Moncrief, Griff Whalen, Da'Rick Rogers

Quick take: Rogers’ immature act of punting the ball into the stands against Cincinnati didn’t cost him a roster spot. He provides insurance if the Colts lose a receiver because of injury.

Tight Ends (3): Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, Jack Doyle

Quick take: This was an easy decision for the front office and coaching staff.

Offensive Line (10): Thomas Austin, Anthony Castonzo, Gosder Cherilus, Jonotthan Harrison, Khaled Holmes, Lance Louis, Jack Mewhort, Xavier Nixon, Joe Reitz, Hugh Thornton

Quick take: No real surprises here. Only real issue is health concerns.

Defensive Line (7): Josh Chapman, Arthur Jones, Cory Redding, Ricky Jean Francois, Zach Kerr, Montori Hughes, Jonathan Newsome

Quick take: Like with the offensive line, no surprises here. Kerr, the undrafted player out of Delaware, sacked and danced his way onto the roster.

Linebackers (8): Bjoern Werner, Jerrell Freeman, D'Qwell Jackson, Cam Johnson, Josh McNary, Henoc Muamba, Andy Studebaker, Erik Walden

Quick take: Keep an eye on McNary and Muamba. The coaching staff has high expectations for them. Robert Mathis will be added to the roster once his four-game suspension is complete.

Cornerbacks (5): Greg Toler, Vontae Davis, Darius Butler, Josh Gordy, Loucheiz Purifoy

Quick take: Purifoy can return punts, too.

Safeties (4): Colt Anderson, Mike Adams, Sergio Brown, LaRon Landry

Quick take: Delano Howell’s neck injury hurts the depth at this position. Landry has to stay healthy.

Specialists (3): Adam Vinatieri, Matt Overton, Pat McAfee

Quick take: No brainer here.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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