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Kevin Hickey

Colts release unofficial depth chart for Week 1

The Indianapolis Colts released the unofficial depth chart for the roster Tuesday ahead of the Week 1 season opener against the Houston Texans.

The term “unofficial” should be taken to heart here as the pecking order could change on a whim. Still, we’re here to take a look at the depth chart going into the regular-season opener against the Texans.

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Here’s a look at the unofficial Week 1 depth chart for the Colts:


AP Photo/Doug McSchooler
Pos. First Second Third
QB Matt Ryan Nick Foles Sam Ehlinger
RB Jonathan Taylor Nyheim Hines Deon Jackson
WR Michael Pittman Jr. Ashton Dulin
WR Alec Pierce Mike Strachan Dezmon Patmon
WR Parris Campbell
TE Mo Alie-Cox
TE Kylen Granson Jelani Woods
LT Matt Pryor Bernhard Raimann
LG Quenton Nelson
C Ryan Kelly Wesley French
RG Danny Pinter Will Fries
RT Braden Smith Dennis Kelly Luke Tenuta


  • There are currently five rookies on the offensive side of the ball, including undrafted C Wesley French and Buffalo Bills seventh-round pick OT Luke Tenuta, who was claimed by the Colts at roster cuts.
  • WR Mike Strachan seems to have jumped Dezmon Patmon on the depth chart.
  • Rookie WR Alec Pierce is listed as a starter and will likely see the majority of his work in 11 personnel.
  • The offensive line hasn’t changed much since the spring. LT Matt Pryor and RG Danny Pinter are the new starters until further notice.


AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith
Pos. First Second Third Fourth
DE Kwity Paye Tyquan Lewis Dayo Odeyingbo
DT (3T) DeForest Buckner Byron Cowart
DT (1T) Grover Stewart Eric Johnson II
DE Yannick Ngakoue Ifeadi Odenigbo Ben Banogu
WILL Bobby Okereke E.J. Speed Grant Stuard
MIKE Shaquille Leonard
SAM Zaire Franklin JoJo Domann
CB Brandon Facyson Dallis Flowers
Slot Kenny Moore
CB Stephon Gilmore Isaiah Rodgers
FS Julian Blackmon Rodney Thomas II
SS Nick Cross Rodney McLeod


  • Five rookies are currently on the defensive side of the ball, including two undrafted free agents in CB Dallis Flowers and LB JoJo Domann.
  • Rookie S Nick Cross is listed as the starting strong safety over veteran Rodney McLeod. Both will see time in the rotation, but it appears to be Cross’ role to begin the season.
  • DE Ben Banogu appears to have moved down the depth chart in favor of Ifeadi Odenigbo, who was likely one of the last players to make the final roster cut after a strong preseason.
  • LB Shaquille Leonard is currently the only MIKE listed on the depth chart.


AP Photo/Doug McSchooler
Pos. First Second
P Matt Haack
K Rodrigo Blankenship
H Matt Haack
LS Luke Rhodes
KR Isaiah Rodgers Ashton Dulin
PR Nyheim Hines


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