Indianapolis Colts Reach 75-Player Roster Limit

NFL: Indianapolis Colts-Training CampThe Indianapolis Colts got the 75-man roster limit yesterday. Colts waived-injured wide receiver Nathan Palmer, placed safety John Boyett in the reserve/NFI list, and placed linebacker Josh McNary in the reserve-military list.

Palmer was injured in the third preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and coach Chuck Pagano said that Palmer suffered a sprained knee which would keep him out of the field for about 4-6 weeks. If Nathan Palmer does not get claim by any team, then he will revert back to the Colts injury reserve.

Josh Boyett was the Colts 2013 sixth round pick however he received injures on both of his knees during his senior year at Oregon. He was still recovering from those injures when he entered training camp which the Colts placed him in the reserve/NFI list. On Tuesday, the Colts placed Boyett on the NFI list again.The NFI list is the same as the PUP list however the player’s injury must happen before he entered the NFL. In Boyett’s case, he received the injures on his senior year therefore he qualifies to be put in the NFI list. Boyett can be activated from the NFI list after week 6 in the regular season.

Josh McNary was signed by the Colts as a free agent in the offseason. Due to complications of his commitment on going to the army, he was not eligible to enter the NFL Draft. However, on July 29th he reported back and on the next day he passed his physical. The problem is that he received an injury before the first preseason game which has kept him out of the preseason action. Therefore, McNary qualifies for the reserve-military list because he reported back after July 1st and has not played a single preseason game.

According to Josh Wilson from stampedeblue.com, the following are the players that were either waived or placed on a special list like the NFI: “CB Johnny Adams, CB Allen Chapman, OG Danous Estenor, DT Kellen Heard, K Brandon McManus, RB Davin Meggett, LB C.O. Prime, C Rick Schmeig, S Ashante Williams were all waived.  WR Maurice Williams was waived with an injury settlement, and CB Teddy Williams and WR Nathan Palmer were waived-injured.  OLB Lawrence Sidbury was placed on the team’s injured reserve, S John Boyett was placed on the team’s reserve/NFI list, and LB Josh McNary was placed on the reserve-military list.”