Colts Release Veteran Defensive Lineman Arthur Jones

Intro: After a quiet few days in free agency, the Colts added some money to their cap space with the release of Arthur Jones. In three seasons with the Colts, Jones played in just 17 of 48 games.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Three seasons defined by his time away from the playing field has marked the end of Arthur Jones' tenure in Indianapolis.

The Colts released Jones on Friday morning. Jones played just 17 games (out of a possible 48) in three seasons with the Colts.

In 2014, Jones signed a mega five-year deal with the Colts, figuring to be a massive piece to the team's 3-4 defense.

An ankle injury in Week Two of 2014 began a string of injury/suspension problems that put the 30-year-old Jones off the field more often than not.

Jones started just 11 games in three years for the Colts.

With Henry Anderson and Kendall Langford returning to full health in 2017, the defensive line should again be led by that duo.

The Colts still have youngsters Hassan Ridgeway, T.Y. McGill and David Parry up front. The team also signed veterans Margus Hunt and Al Woods in during free agency.

Per Over The Cap, the release of Jones will save the Colts about $5.15 million in cap space.

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