Colts Place RB Robert Turbin On IR, Promote RB Josh Ferguson

The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve placed RB Robert Turbin on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow and promoted RB Josh Ferguson to their active roster.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that reports from earlier in the week said that Turbin was likely done for the year.

Turbin, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He was waived by the Seahawks during the 2015 season and later claimed off of waivers by the Browns.

Turbin’s stay in Cleveland was short-lived, as the Browns wound up waiving him after just a few months. The Cowboys later signed him to a contract and gave him the opportunity to finish out the year in Dallas.

The Colts signed Turbin in March of last year and brought him back on a two-year, $2.7 million contract during the offseason.

In 2017, Turbin has appeared in six games and rushed for 53 yards on 23 carries (2.3 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Ferguson, 24, wound up signing on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois back in May of last year. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season, but was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason a few months ago.

Ferguson was eventually waived from injured reserve with a settlement before returning to the Colts’ practice squad earlier this week.

In 2016, Ferguson appeared in all 16 games for the Colts and rushed for 20 yards on 15 attempts (1.3 YPC) to go along with 20 receptions for 136 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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