Colts Cut Jeff Locke, Trade Thomas Hennessy

0
513
Aug 13, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts punter Jeff Locke (9) punts against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts punter Jeff Locke (9) punts against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
The Colts made a few small moves today, those including the release of veteran punter Jeff Locke, the trading of long snapper Thomas Hennessy for Jets safety Ronald Martin, and signed former Eagles safety Earl Wolff IV.

AROUND COVER32

The Latest: Browns’ rookie QB, DeShone Kizer, officially named week 1 starter

Around the NFL: Jets claim recently released former Patriots’ DE, Kony Ealy

What’s Trending: What’s next for Patriots after WR, Julian Edelman’s season ending injury

NFL Transactions: Eagles trade S, Terrence Brooks, to Jets in exchange for CB, Dexter McDougle

Injury Report: Rams’ WR, Tavon Austin, looking ready for regular season opener

cover32 Podcasts: Check out our latest podcasts and view our entire library available on Apple iTunes


Locke has lost the punter battle to undrafted rookie Rigoberto Sanchez, who after having an abysmal debut, has been solid. One of the main selling points of Sanchez is the fact that he is a triple threat. He punts, kicks off, and kicks field goals. The Colts most likely see him as a potential replacement for the elderly Adam Vinatieri.

The Colts moved Hennessy, as Luke Rhodes has been getting most of the snaps at long snapper. The Colts cut All Pro long snapper Matt Overton, who is now unfortunately a Jaguar, for seemingly no reason. Now they have traded his replacement for Ronald Martin. Martin has two career tackles in eleven games, all with the New York depth. The Colts are looking for more safety depth after the loss of Clayton Geathers, and injury concerns with Malik Hooker.

To add to this safety depth, the Colts signed Earl Wolff IV, who along with new signings Chris Culliver and Corey White, will provide good depth for this young secondary.

Ben Pfeifer is the Managing Editor of the Colts, and a national writer. Want to continue the discussion? Contact Ben Pfeifer on Twitter @doctortruthboi and @cover32_IND.

Previous articleBengals at Redskins Post Game Recap
Next articleTop Five Undercover Colts Free Agent Signings