Colts Activate OLB Trent Cole From I.R. & Waive QB Stephen Morris

The Indianapolis Colts officially announced that they’ve activated OLB Trent Cole from the injured reserve list and placed QB Stephen Morris on waivers.

Cole was placed on injured reserve back in September with a back injury. The just recently designated as their player to return from I.R.

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.

Morris, 24, wound up signing on with the Jaguars as a priority undrafted free agent out of Miami back in May of 2014. He was unable to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season but was later signed to the  Jaguars’ practice squad.

The Eagles would later claim him off of waivers after he was once again unable to make the cut coming out of the preseason. After spending much of the year on the practice squad, the Colts later added him to their active roster towards the end of the year.

Indianapolis later waived Morris to make room for CB Rashaan Melvin but re-signed him to their practice squad soon after. The Colts promoted him to their active roster last week.

Morris has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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