The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that the team waived veteran offensive guard Todd Herremans and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and re-signed outside linebacker Andy Studebaker in a corresponding move.
It’s safe to say that Herremans is now officially a free agent failure for the Colts. Having signed a 1-year deal worth as much as $3.5M this offseason, the 33 year old was benched after making the 1st two starts of the season for the team.
He never regained another opportunity, as he frequently became a healthy scratch throughout the season until his subsequent release Tuesday.
Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts guard Todd Herremans (79) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
According to ProFootballFocus (subscription), Herremans received a -8.8 overall grade in his 2 starts with the Colts, so he was highly unproductive as a starter for the Colts.
The Ex-Eagle was signed as a free agent to shore up the team’s right guard spot, but is just another free agent failure along the offensive line.
It’s worth noting that the team also released rookie backup inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera, who was promoted to the team’s active roster last week. In his place, the team re-signed 8-year veteran outside linebacker Andy Studebaker.
The 30 year old Studebaker appeared in 13 games for the Colts last season–making one start and recording 15 tackles, but is largely known for his special teams play. Having given up special teams punt returns for touchdowns in consecutive weeks, the Colts could be looking to boost their special teams coverage units.
It’s unclear who the Colts will be looking to add with the additional freed up roster spot. However, if Matt Hasselbeck is unable to go this week, it could very well be another backup quarterback.