Colts Placing TE Eric Ebron On Injured Reserve, Re-Signing TE Ross Travis


According to Ian Rapoport, the Colts are planning to place TE Eric Ebron on injured reserve. 

To take Ebron’s place on the roster, Indianapolis will re-sign TE Ross Travis, per Joel Erickson.

Ebron needs procedures done on both of his ankles which will shut him down for the final few games of the 2019 season. He’s entering the final year of his deal in Indianapolis and is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason. 

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.

Travis, 26, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State back in 2015. He was on and off of the Chiefs’ practice squad during the 2015 season and later returned to the Chiefs on a future/reserve contract.

Kansas City waived Travis during the 2017 season and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Colts. Unfortunately, he spent the 2018 season on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Travis was set to be a restricted free agent this past offseason when Indianapolis re-signed him to a one-year deal. He was waived coming out of the preseason, however. 

In 2017, Travis has appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs and caught five passes for 43 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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