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Colts Release Veteran DL Arthur Jones

The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve released defensive tackle Arthur Jones.

There was talk that Jones could be a cap casualty this offseason, especially now that there’s a new regime in charge of the Colts, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Last year, Jones served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and finished out the season on injured reserve.

Jones, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2010. He played out his four-year rookie contract with the Ravens before signing a five-year, $33 million contract with the Colts back in 2014 that included $16 million guaranteed.

Jones was set to make a base salary of $6.25 million for the final two years of the agreement.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing will free up $5,150,000 of available cap space while creating $2,200,000 in dead money.

In 2016, Jones appeared in eight games and recorded 30 tackles and no sacks for the Colts.