INDIANAPOLIS – The Tuesday roster moves for the Colts could indicate some good news on the injury fronts for Anthony Castonzo and Jerrell Freeman.
The Colts waived veteran lineman Todd Herremans, who started the first two games of the season at right guard.
Herremans being waived could mean Castonzo is ready to go this week. Castonzo was more than optimistic about his outlook for the Texans game when the franchise left tackle met with the media on Monday.
Last week in Jacksonville, Herremans was one of three backup offensive linemen active for the game (that number is normally two, hence the reason for the expendable roster spot).
Herrera, the team's sixth-round pick this year, was called up from the practice squad last week with the inside linebacker depth needing reinforcements.
This move could lead to the return of Freeman, who has missed the past two weeks with a "grade two" hamstring injury. Chuck Pagano said he hoped to have Freeman at practice on Wednesday.
Veteran special teamer Andy Studebaker will occupy one of the team's open roster spots. The team signed Studebaker on Tuesday.
From 2013-2014, Studebaker was a key part of the Colts special teams units. Studebaker, an outside linebacker, has played in the NFL since 2008. He was released by the Titans this past preseason.
Also on Tuesday, the Colts placed running back Josh Robinson (sixth-round pick in 2015) on the practice squad injured reserve list.
With the roster moves on Tuesday, the Colts have one open spot on their 53-man roster.