Colts release WR Amari Rodgers

The Indianapolis Colts released WR Amari Rodgers ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for roster cuts, first reported by Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star.

Rodgers figured to be near the top of the competition for the No. 5 wide receiver spot considering his solid showing at training camp and the fact that he has the most special teams abilities of the depth wide receivers.

However, Rodgers will be released as the team works its way down to 53 players.

Erickson also reported that the Colts hope to bring Rodgers back to the practice squad so we’ll see if that comes to fruition.

The Colts have until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET to finalize their initial 53-man roster. You can stay up to date with the latest moves via our tracker.

Story originally appeared on Colts Wire