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Monday, July 7, 2014
QOTD: Moncrief guaranteed a roster spot?

By Mike Wells

The Colts' Mailbag was pretty full with questions over the weekend. Since I didn't get to answer them all, I'll spread some of them out and answer them throughout the week.

 
Mike Wells: Donte Moncrief does have to fight for a roster spot, but the challenge to make the team is steeper for Griff Whalen and Da'Rick Rogers.

The Indianapolis Colts wouldn’t have wasted a third-round pick, especially since they only had five total in the draft, on Moncrief if they didn’t have high hopes for him. I’d say Moncrief has exceeded expectations so far during the offseason workouts. Of course, none of those workouts were done in pads or with the defense playing aggressive.

Whalen and Rogers both saw their odds of making the final roster -- depending on how many receivers the Colts keep -- increase when LaVon Brazill was suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy last week.

Nothing is guaranteed, but it's pretty safe to assume Moncrief will be on the roster competing for the fourth receiver spot behind T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks this sesaon. The Colts could end up keeping five or six receivers on the roster this season.