Colts waive 2011 draft pick in 1st cutdown

The Indianapolis Colts have waived cornerback Chris Rucker and

receiver Quan Cosby.

Rucker was Indy’s sixth-round draft choice in 2011. Cosby spent

his first three NFL seasons with the Bengals and Denver and was

claimed by the Colts off waivers late last season.

The moves Sunday came just hours after Indianapolis traded two

2013 draft picks to Miami for veteran cornerback Vontae Davis.

With the addition of Davis and the release of 11 players, Indy

has trimmed its roster to 80. It must get down to the NFL-mandated

75 by Monday afternoon’s deadline.

The other players released by Indianapolis were cornerbacks

Cameron Chism, Antonio Fenelus and Terrence Johnson; safeties Matt

Merletti and David Caldwell; linebacker Mike Balogun; running back

Alvester Alexander; offensive guard Jason Foster and punter Brian

Stahovich.