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Indianapolis Colts Enter 2009 Season With Comparatively Few Holes

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts enter the 2009 season with comparatively few holes on the roster. What else is new?

The Colts, a playoff team the last seven seasons and the AFC South champions from 2003-2007, made the playoffs last season as a wild card team, and while the offseason has been about coaching staff change, they have sustained comparatively few personnel losses.

They released wide receiver Marvin Harrison and decided not to re-sign running back Dominic Rhodes. They also lost defensive tackle/special teams ace Darrell Reid to Denver in free agency.

All three players played a role last season, but the reality is the loss of all three players were calculated, expected decisons. Harrison, while an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, wasn't as productive the past two seasons as he had been eight seasons previously. Rhodes was a solid backup, but entering his ninth NFL season. Reid was a special teams force but not a factor on the defensive line.

The team d...

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