Colts seem to be moving on from DE Justin Houston

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Kevin Hickey
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After using their first two selections in the 2021 NFL draft on pass rushers, the Indianapolis Colts seem to be moving on from veteran defensive end Justin Houston.

During his presser Friday night after the Colts selected Dayo Odeyingbo with the No. 54 overall pick, general manager Chris Ballard said the team is likely moving on from the 32-year-old.

“We have a pretty full room. I love Justin (Houston) but we have a pretty full room at this time,” Ballard told the media.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The Colts were still keeping tabs on Houston after he took a visit with the Baltimore Ravens but with the two rookies coming in, the Colts have no need to bring him back.

The Colts used their first-round pick on Kwity Paye, a move that was met with immediate praise. With Odeyingbo now there as well, the Colts will be needing to see their young pass rushers along with Kemoko Turay, Ben Banogu and Tyquan Lewis work in bigger roles.

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