The Indianapolis Colts haven't and won't stop tweaking their roster. This is something fans should get used to this season. Players who are on the roster one day could be replaced with another who is a better player or better fit for the team. On August 21, Indianapolis traded a conditional 2014 draft pick to the St. Louis Rams for cornerback Josh Gordy.
Josh Gordy is a 25 year old cornerback who started in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams. He was fighting for a job in training camp this year after St. Louis upgraded by bringing in Cortland Finnegan and drafting Jenoris Jenkins. Gordy has decent size for a cornerback and two years of experience in the league. In 2011, Gordy had three interceptions on the season.
This move shows that the Indianapolis coaches are not comfortable with the current players on the roster at cornerback. The team had ten players in training camp competing for a job at the position and none have really stood out through two games so far. Justin King has currently been playing as the starter opposite Jerraud Powers and even King shouldn't be assured of his job. I think Gordy stands a very good chance to make the roster and contribute to the team in 2012. Unless something unexpected happens, he could immediately elevate himself to the top of the group.
What has me really excited as a fan is not the addition of Gordy. The bigger sign for me is the impressive job being done by general manager Ryan Grigson. I've seen great things written about Grigson by almost every media member that has attended training camp this season. What impresses me is that he seems to never stop working to improve the roster. Even if it means trading a future late round pick, Grigson looks under every rock to try and find a single player who can potentially improve the team. Grigson has even found several players from the AFL or indoor league that have looked very good in training camp and may make the roster. This trade shows that Ryan Grigson is very devoted to the job of turning the Indianapolis Colts into a winner again.
Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.
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