Indianapolis Colts Waive Running Back Matt Jones
The Colts made a couple of moves in shuffling their roster on Sunday including waiving running back Matt Jones.
Matt Jones ran for nearly 1,000 yards in his first two NFL seasons in Washington, but they decided to cut him at they end of training camp as he would not make the 53-man regular season roster.
The Colts were in need of some depth at the running back position behind Frank Gore, Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin on the depth chart heading into this season. With a banged-up Marlon Mack and a season-ending injury to Robert Turbin, Jones made appearances in three games for the Colts rushing for 14 yards on 5 carries.
Indianapolis will head into Sunday’s game against the Jaguars with only two running backs in Gore and Mack after waiving Jones. It’s hard to see the Colts trying to finish the season with only two running backs on their roster. They may be searching the waiver wire for another running back sometime soon.
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In addition to cutting Jones the Colts also waived guard Kyle Kalis.
Cutting Jones and Kalis allowed Indianapolis to promote wide receiver K.J. Brent and center Anthony Fabiano from the practice squad.
The promotion of Fabiano was likely a result of Ryan Kelly’s concussion, which will keep him on the sidelines for this week’s game. Fabiano will serve as the backup to Mike Person as the Colts face a terrifying Jacksonville defensive line.
K.J. Brent was on the Raiders’ and Seahawks’ practice squads over the past two seasons, but he has yet to make his NFL debut. Brent probably won’t see many offensive snaps for Indianapolis, but he could become a contributor on special teams.