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Indianapolis Colts Cut 11 on Top of Trade for Vontae Davis

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04:  Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as  Chris Rucker #36 of the Indianapolis Colts defends on December 4, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Eric SmithCorrespondent IIIAugust 27, 2012

The Indianapolis Colts announced on their web site that they have parted ways with 11 players as they are trying to cut the roster closer to the league mandated 75-man roster by 4 p.m. tomorrow. They currently still have 80 players on the roster.

Among the players cut were CB Cameron Chism, CB Antonio Fenelus, CB Terrence Johnson, CB Chris Rucker, S Matt Merletti, S David Caldwell, LB Mike Balogun, WR Quan Cosby, RB Alvester Alexander, G Jason Foster and P Brian Stahovich.

The biggest guy that stands out on there is WR Quan Cosby. Cosby was brought in to help in the receiving corps, but the young rookies have been so good that Cosby has struggled to find the field in the three preseason games.

With the trade for Vontae Davis, the Colts found the corner they've been searching for, so they released four corners to go along with two safeties. With the secondary being an issue, they're going to be hard at work restructuring it. Only Davis, Jerraud Powers, Antoine Bethea and Tom Zbikowski are locks now.


Eric Smith is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report on the Colts. Information was obtained from Colts media website.

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