Second-year offensive lineman Albert Bimper -- who was on and off the team's practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2006 -- was released on Monday by the team. The former Colorado State center isn't likely to see another opportunity from Indy after being cut this early in camp.
Six rookies were waived, but two of them were waived with an injury designation: former Ohio State cornerback Antonio Smith and TCU wide receiver Michael DePriest.
Losing Smith this early in camp was certainly notable since he was an All-Big Ten selection following a senior campaign where he made 71 tackles, second-best on the team. DePriest was likely a longer shot to make the roster as he possesses good speed, but was still a bit raw as a receiver.
Defensive tackle Quintin Echols was waived on Monday, but Echols' early release shouldn't have been a huge surprise if you already read Jerry Langton's scouting report on him back in June. "Too many times I've seen him stumble around, too tired to make a play, and be stood up by some tiny halfback," he wrote. "Many have questioned his work ethic, dedication to conditioning and intensity."
Running back Chris Morgan and linebacker Victor Worsley were amongst the Colts cuts on Monday as well. Morgan was an unheralded but tough runner out of Indiana University (PA) and Worsley was a bit of a longshot as well, starting just 12 games at linebacker while he was at North Carolina.