Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/5/14

The Colts have cut TE Brody Eldridge, a 2010 fifth round draft choice. Eldridge was largely a blocking tight end, catching only 14 receptions for 84 yards in 27 games. Nevertheless, it seemed like his role as a depth blocking tight end was fairly assured during the 2012 season. 

Eldridge was replaced by QB David Legree, a free agent quarterback out of Hampton University. 

This move is a little puzzling to me. Losing Eldridge is not a huge loss, and with the signing of Andre Smith earlier this week, the Colts were a little crowded at the tight end position. And, of course, the Colts could use another camp arm with Chandler Harnish being hurt. S

Still, Eldridge does have value as a blocking tight end, and he's actually played in games, unlike Smith, Kyle Miller, or Dominique Jones, all UDFAs or waiver pick ups. Apparently the coaches didn't see that him, however, or were possibly concerned about his injury history. Eldridge has had hand and rib injuries in the past, as well as knee surgery last summer, which Indy Star's Phil Wilson thinks he may never have fully recovered from

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