The Indianapolis Colts officially designated veteran OLB Trent Cole as their player to return from injured reserve on Monday.
The Colts will now have three weeks to officially activate Cole from injured reserve.
Colts HC Chuck Pagano told reporters on Monday that veteran OLB Trent Cole has returned to practice on Monday, but remains on their injured reserve list.
Cole was placed on injured reserve back in September with a back injury but there was always a chance he could be brought back later on in the season.
Cole, 33, signed a two-year, $14 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed with the Colts last year. He was set to make a base salary of $4.25 million in 2016 before agreeing to a restructured contract this past March.
In 2016, Cole has appeared in two games and recorded three tackles and no sacks for the Colts. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 41 edge defender out of 97 qualifying players at the time.
We’ll have more regarding Cole returning to the Colts as the news is available.