Colts GM Chris Ballard: “We’ll Probably Move On” From TE Eric Ebron

     

Colts GM Chris Ballard told reporters in his end of the season press conference that “we’ll probably move on” from TE Eric Ebron this offseason, per Joel Erickson.

Ebron is slated to become a free agent in 2020. He finished the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury that he says he played through the entire season. 

At the time, the Colts appeared to be caught off guard by Ebron’s decision to shut it down for the 2019 season. Combined with his decreased production, that likely led to the team’s decision to move on. 

Ebron, 26, was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the Lions back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $12.249 million rookie contract and made a base salary of $1,590,337 for the 2017 season.

The Lions elected to pick up his fifth-year option, which would have cost them around $8,250,000 for the 2018 season. However, the Lions released Ebron before the season and he signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Colts.

In 2019, Ebron appeared in 11 games for the Colts and caught 31 passes for 375 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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