Colts Release Jake Kirkpatrick

The Indianapolis Colts today released center Jake Kirkpatrick.  Kirkpatrick, a 6-3, 305 pound lineman, signed with the Colts on July 25, 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of TCU. 

 In 2009, after taking over as starting center for Texas Christian, Kirkpatrick helped TCU to an undefeated 12-0 record.  Kirkpatrick was named a finalist for the Dave Rimington Trophy (awarded annually to the best center in college football) and was named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.  During his senior season in 2010, Kirkpatrick won the Rimington Trophy and TCU won the Rose Bowl.  

Kirkpatrick was the last remaining center from last year’s squad after both Jeff Saturday (Green Bay Packers) and Mike Pollack (Carolina Panthers) left in free agency.  The Colts’ roster purging continues. 

This move also frees up a roster spot.  As I said yesterday, the Colts should sign a veteran cornerback.  But, just like yesterday, they probably won’t.

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Mike Pollack Signs with the Panthers; Andrew Luck Impresses at Pro Day

While one former Colt signed with another team today, the future face of the franchise had his pro day in advance of April’s NFL draft.

First off, unrestricted free agent offensive guard Mike Pollack signed with Carolina Panthers today.

Pollack was drafted by the Colts in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft.  Pollack has been plagued by injuries and inconsistent play throughout his career. 

Pollack would have provided good depth for the offensive line, but lets face it: the Colts have so many holes to fill they can not keep everyone who would provide depth. 

Here’s to hoping Pollack stays healthy and performs well with the Panthers.

Meanwhile, today was Stanford’s Pro Day.  So that meant that the next quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts’ was in action.  And Andrew Luck was very impressive, as always.

Luck had 4 passes hit the ground all day, with 3 of them drops.  The weather was not that great, with winds around 15-20 miles per hour and temperatures in the 50s.  Near the end of the workout, Luck launched a pass 65-70 yards downfield.  And arm strength may be the weakest part of his game.

And while everyone is asking who the Colts will take, have you heard anyone who covers the Colts ask that?  No.  We all know that Andrew Luck will go first overall to the Indianapolis Colts.  End of discussion. 

And believe me, this guy is someone to get excited about.

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