Colts Release Veteran CB Antonio Cromartie, Waive ILB Sio Moore

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that they’ve released CB Antonio Cromartie and waived ILB Sio Moore.

There’s no question that both Cormartie and Moore have been disappointing for the Colts this season but it is a little surprising to see them move on them, considering the team’s lack of depth.

Cromartie, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2006. He spent four years in San Diego before he was traded to the Jets. After one year in Arizona, Cromartie later returned to the Jets for the 2015 season.

Cromartie was in the second year of his four-year, $32 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed when he was released back in February in a move that freed up $8 million in available cap space for the Jets.

The Colts later signed him to a one-year, $3 million contract that included $250,000 guaranteed in August.

In 2016, Cormartie has appeared in four games for the Colts and recorded 14 tackles, no interceptions, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 98 cornerback out of 114 qualifying players.

Moore, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2013. He spent two years in Oakland before he was traded to the Colts in return for a 2016 sixth round pick that ultimately became Cory James.

Moore is in the final year of his four-year, $3.054 million contract and set to make a base salary of $719,170 for the 2016 season.

This year, Moore has appeared in four games and recorded 30 tackles for the Colts. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 69 linebacker out of 80 qualifying players.

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