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Colts' training camp preview: Who are the newcomers in 2022? – Colts Wire

The Indianapolis Colts added a lot of new faces to the 90-man roster this offseason through free agency, trades and the 2022 NFL draft.
In total, the Colts signed 13 players in free agency, selected eight players in the 2022 NFL draft, signed 17 undrafted rookies and added two players via trades. The Colts also signed a number of players to futures contracts, two of which weren’t with the team before the offseason began.
To help preview training camp, here’s a quick introduction to the newcomers to the Circle City this summer, listed by position:
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The Colts sent a 2022 third-round pick in the draft to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for Ryan, who is hoping for a fresh start after spending the first 14 years of his career in the state of Georgia. It hasn’t taken long to see Ryan command respect from his new teammates.
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The Colts signed Foles to a two-year deal this offseason as the backup to Ryan. His addition makes the quarterback room one of the most experienced positions on the roster.
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Coan signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame. He’s likely looking to prove himself worthy of a spot on the practice squad.
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Lindsay signed with the Colts as a free agent following the 2022 NFL draft. With Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines locked in, Lindsay will be competing for the RB3 role in the backfield.
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Williams joined the Colts a few weeks after they signed Lindsay, proving they truly want stiff competition for that RB3 role in the backfield.
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Out of FIU, Price joined the Colts as an undrafted rookie free agent. His 4.38 speed should look good during the preseason while giving him a chance to compete for a roster spot.
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Another undrafted rookie free agent, Verdell joined the Colts out of Oregon where his senior season was cut short due to injury.
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The first selection the Colts made in the 2022 NFL draft, Pierce will be competing for a starting role opposite Michael Pittman Jr. in the wide receiver room.
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Crawford was one of many undrafted free agents to sign with the Colts and will be competing for a spot on the practice squad.
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A teammate of Pierce’s out of Cincinnati, Young Jr. was also signed as an undrafted free agent.
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The 6-foot-2 wideout joins the Colts as an undrafted free agent from BYU where he hopes to make the practice squad.
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Fernea was another undrafted rookie who signed out of UCLA despite his very little production in college.
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One of the prized jewels of the 2022 draft class for the Colts, Woods brings incredible athleticism and upside. He may not start right away, but the Colts have very high hopes for the Virginia product.
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The Colts love them some Ogletree, who was a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft. There’s a chance he forces the Colts to keep four tight ends on the roster.
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The third-round pick from the 2022 draft will be competing with Matt Pryor for the starting left tackle role during training camp.
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The veteran swing tackle should be a solid asset as a depth piece along the offensive line after signing with the Colts in free agency following the draft.
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An undrafted rookie of out UConn, Van Demark is held in pretty high regard given the signing bonus the Colts signed him to following the draft.
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The 25-year-old offensive tackle joined the Colts this offseason after being waived by the Titans in April.
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Murray was signed on a futures contract and is one of the few newcomers to have done so this offseason.
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Another intriguing depth piece added after the draft, Spriggs is competing for a backup role on the interior offensive line.
An undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin, Seltzner will be competing for the final interior spot on the offensive line and could find his way to the practice squad.
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Behind Ryan Kelly, French is the only true center working at the position. However, the Colts would prefer to put Danny Pinter at center if something were to happen to Kelly. Nonetheless, French is likely competing for a spot on the practice squad.
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Ngakoue was a part of a big trade for the Colts that included sending cornerback Rock Ya-Sin to the Las Vegas Raiders. The hope is that his arrival will be a catalyst for a more consistent pass rush.
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Cox joined the Colts during the spring workouts this offseason where he’ll look to compete in a crowded defensive end room at training camp.

Patchan joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State and Miami (FL) where he totaled 19.5 sacks during his collegiate career.
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The Colts brought in Odenigbo late in the offseason. He should be competing for the final spot in the defensive line room.
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McIntosh is also one of the newcomers to sign a futures deal with the team this offseason. He’s battling for a roster spot in a crowded interior defensive line room.
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Johnson was a fifth-round pick with the Colts during the 2022 NFL draft. He may be a bit more of a project, but there is clear upside given his size and athleticism.
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Brooks is a sleeper in this draft class. He may be a bit older and a bit shorter, but he has some serious burst and athleticism that could send him into a rotational role relatively early in his career.
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Patton is an undrafted rookie out of Texas State where he hopes to make enough of an impression to land a spot on the practice squad.
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The veteran special teamer was signed in free agency, and he will be competing for a roster spot with a pair of undrafted rookies.
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The former Nebraska linebacker was one of the top undrafted free agents. He’s already made an impression with a strong spring and will be looking to carve out a role on the active roster.
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Another intriguing undrafted rookie, Weatherford made a handful of plays during the spring workouts. He transferred from the safety position and could be a strong asset on special teams and as a SAM backer if needed.
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Skalski, an undrafted rookie free agent, comes from a powerhouse program. But it may be tough for him to make the roster given the talent already in the linebacker room.
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The same goes for another undrafted rookie in Rhyne. He’s likely competing for a spot on the practice squad.
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One of the biggest free agent additions for the Colts this offseason, the hope is that an improved pass rush combined with the talent of Gilmore on the outside will lead to a massive tier jump for the defense.
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One of the first free agents the Colts signed this offseason, Facyson will be competing with Isaiah Rodgers for the CB3 role, and he’s already made some noise from the spring.
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An athletic specimen, Thomas was a seventh-round pick with the Colts in the 2022 NFL draft. He lined up all over the field during his time at Yale and should be an intriguing player to watch during training camp.
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Brown hasn’t gotten a lot of run in the NFL since entering the league in 2018, but he joined the Colts in March just before free agency. His pedigree coming from Alabama is intriguing as he battles for the fifth spot in the cornerback room.
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An undrafted rookie, Flowers is competing for a roster spot, but his athleticism and skill set is intriguing enough to expect he will at least land on the practice squad.
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The plans for Dabo will be interesting after the Colts added him via the International Player Pathway Program this offseason.
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One of the more underrated additions to the defense this offseason, the Colts will find plenty of ways to use McLeod’s versatility and veteran savvy.
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The retirement of Khari Willis will expedite the process of getting Cross ready as the starter. The third-round pick has the tantalizing upside to be a major force on the defensive side of the ball for years to come.
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The Colts brought in Watts during free agency likely to fill the vacated role left by George Odum. We’ll see how much he plays on defense, but the expectation is that Watts will be a major contributor on special teams.
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An undrafted rookie, Denbow faces an uphill battle of making the roster with four players already locked in ahead of him.
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Verity joined the Colts on a futures contract and will be competing with incumbent starter Rodrigo Blankenship.
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