The strong-armed Navarre didn't seem to be picking up the Colts playbook effectively as his execution in the early days of training camp was erratic at best. By waiving Navarre, the Colts now have the same four quarterbacks they had in training camp last year -- Peyton Manning, Jim Sorgi, Josh Betts and Mike McGann. Betts was on the team's practice squad last season while McGann was released during the summer.
Indianapolis used one of the vacated roster spots to claim former Raiders defensive end J.J. Milan off of waivers. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound rookie out of Nevada has a reputation as a smart, quick player with good instincts. He made 39 tackles and posted 9.5 sacks during his senior year, earning Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year honors. Some projected Milan to be an outside linebacker at the pro level due to his size, and that's where he was reportedly trying to make the team with the Raiders. But in Indianapolis' scheme, he fits as a defensive end and will be able to play his natural position.
The Colts' addition of Milan further solidifies the team's decision to move former Texas Tech defensive end Keyunta Dawson solely to defensive tackle. Dawson registered a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery last weekend during the team's Blue-and-White scrimmage while playing defensive tackle.