The Colts also announced on Monday that they’ve released OLB Andy Studebaker.
Studebaker, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2008. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and later signed a two-year agreement with the Chiefs in November of 2008.
Studebaker wound up spending five years in total with the Chiefs before joining the Colts in October of 2013. After a brief stint with the Titans, Studebaker returned to the Colts in December.
In 2015, Studebaker appeared in three games for the Colts, but didn’t recorded a single statistic.
Colts LB Jonathan Newsome thanked Colts owner Jim Irsay, GM Ryan Grigson and HC Chuck Pagano on Monday for the opportunity they gave him in Indianapolis, implying that he’s been released.
I would like to thank Coach Pagano, Ryan Grigson, Jim Irsay and the entire Colts organization for the opportunity of a life time.
— Jonathan Newsome (@JNEW_11) February 22, 2016
Newsome was arrested last Wednesday on two counts of marijuana possession in Boone County, Ind.
Newsome, 25, was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the Colts. He entering the third year of his four-year, $2,398,108 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Newsome appeared in 14 games for the Colts and recorded 19 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Newsome’s status with the team as the news is available.