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Arthur Jones Goes On Injured Reserve

Intro: For a third straight season, injuries and missed game action have been the story for Arthur Jones. With Jones going on injured reserve, the Colts are now very young on the defensive line.


INDIANAPOLIS – The adversity filled career of Arthur Jones in Indianapolis has continued.

On Monday morning, the Colts placed Jones on injured reserve with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Jones had played in eight straight games in 2016, but a groin injury in practice last week kept him off the field on Thursday and Friday.

The veteran defensive lineman did not play against the Vikings and his season officially came to an end on Monday.

After serving a four-game suspension to start 2016, Jones was a much-needed body for the Colts this season.

A season-ending injury to Kendall Langford and Henry Anderson not his normal self coming off of his ACL injury meant the Colts needed Jones more than ever when he returned in mid-October.

Jones started the eight games he was active for this year and had a season-high eight tackles against the Texans, which ended up being his final game of the season.

Injuries have been the story though during Jones' three seasons in Indianapolis.

In missing the final two weeks of the season, Jones will have missed 31 of his 48 games with the Colts.

The 30-year-old Jones still has two more seasons on the original five-year deal he signed during the 2014 free agency.

With Jones on IR, the Colts elevated defensive end Kristjan Sokoli to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

Sokoli, 6-5, 300 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad in late September. He was originally selected as an offensive lineman by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Sokoli played in two games on the offensive line as a rookie for the Seahawks last season.

The move of Jones to injured reserve means the Colts have no defensive linemen older than 26 on the 53-man roster.

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