The Indianapolis Colts have finalized (for now) their 53-man roster, after making their final cuts and waiver claims.
Yesterday, I took a look at the final group of young men that make up the current roster on offense. Today, we’ll look at the players that will comprise the defensive side of the roster.
Starters: Cory Redding, Fili Moala
Key Reserves: Ricardo Mathews, Drake Nevis
The defensive end position is going to be one of the more frustrating units of the season, as their inconsistencies will likely be what determines the effectiveness of the run defense. Redding is the one accomplished, proven starter on the roster, but could be slowed down by age (31) and injuries (has been sidelined in the preseason).
Of the other three, Moala has the most experience, but Drake Nevis has the most explosive potential. Nevis had a promising start last season, but was only able to play in five games. This preseason, Nevis has had 13 tackles and two sacks (in limited time in four ...