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Colts cut team staple, long snapper Matt Overton

Posted at 10:04 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 13:58:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts cut long snapper Matt Overton Monday.

Usually such moves don't make news, but Overton is different. Part of the team's "Fourth Down Army," Overton has been a staple of the team since 2012. 

Overton, kicker Adam Vinatieri and punter Pat McAfee made up the "army," and they quickly became fan favorites. McAfee retired from the NFL in February to join Barstool Sports.

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Overton, 31, has frequently posted his support of law enforcement. He also has said he wants to be a reserve on a police force once his NFL career is over.

"Football has worked out so far and I'm lucky to be here, but I'm also looking at life after football," Overton said in 2016, via ESPN. "Being a cop is in my family's blood. My dad was a cop and he just retired this year. He did 31 years in law enforcement, so basically my entire life he's been a cop. It's a passion of mine."

He attended the funeral of Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz.