It's safe to say that this is not what Bill Polian had in mind when he set out following the Super Bowl loss to the Saints to strengthen the Colts' offensive line. Neither offseason free-agent acquisition, OG Andy Alleman nor OT Adam Terry, was healthy or performed well enough during camp to crack the 53-man roster. The club also not surprisingly cut its losses with OT Tony Ugoh, releasing the disappointing former second-rounder as waived/injured just four days before the season started. Ugoh was expected to compete for a starting guard spot, but was forced to fill in at left tackle after starter Charlie Johnson injured his foot early in camp. Ugoh struggled in that role before injuring a toe in the third preseason game. The Colts are counting on Johnson, and C Jeff Saturday, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August, to quickly bring stability back to a unit in disarray.
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