Two undrafted rookie free agents were placed on waivers on Friday by the Colts in response to the addition of former Iowa wide receiver Ed Hinkel and former UCLA quarterback David Koral.
Chip Myrick, an offensive lineman out of Clemson was one casualty, while linebacker Cole Snyder out of Idaho was the other.
Snyder was the odd man out in a very crowded field of backup linebackers who will contribute on special teams. With fellow undrafted free agents Dale Robinson, Kyle Killion, and Brandon Hoyte trying to make the team along with other returning backups such as Nick Hannah, Keith O’Neil, Keyon Whiteside, and Tyjuan Hagler, Snyder was facing an uphill battle. He'll hopefully catch a chance elsewhere with a situation where the competition won't be quite so crowded.
Myrick was also facing a crowded field, but his release is a bit more of a surprise. ColtPower's Jerry Langton noted that Myrick is "a sound technician with enviable mobility and was regarded as the Tigers’ most solid lineman."
Langton also reported to us that Myrick had a bout with mono and got nicked up a bit during his collegiate career, but at his Pro Day, he boosted the bar 33 times and posted a 32-inch vertical. And his speed (4.91 and 4.93 forties) and agility (4.73 shuttle and 7.47 three-cone) drills gave him first-day numbers.
Myrick was most likely going to need to bulk up a bit, and whether or not he could retain his athleticism with the extra weight was going to be the biggest question mark, in Langton's estimation.
The Colts have their entire starting offensive line returning this season as well as backups Dylan Gandy, Matt Ulrich, and another very promising talent in Cody Campbell. The Texas Tech offensive lineman was injured early in camp last year, but will make a serious run at a roster spot this year. The Colts also have three players on the depth chart at center behind Jeff Saturday, so Myrick unfortunately became the odd man out at this point.