Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole has been placed on the team’s Injured-Reserve list. The specific injury is unknown, although Cole battled a back injury earlier in the season.
The Indianapolis Colts have lost another key defensive piece for a long stretch of the season, as veteran linebacker Trent Cole has been placed on Injured Reserve.
The definitive injury has yet to be specified, but it could be highly likely that Cole is suffering from some sort of back injury.
Earlier in the season, Cole had been dealing with a nagging back injury. However, he still appeared in Sunday’s 26-22 win over the San Diego Chargers — appearing in 31 snaps.
Cole adds to the list of free agency whiffs made by General Manager Ryan Grigson since he took over the position prior to the 2012 season.
In March of 2015, the Colts inked Cole to a two-year, $16 million contract with hopes that he would provide the team with a pass-rushing threat that would be able to hold his own weight and effectively get to the quarterback.
Instead, Cole’s first year in Indianapolis didn’t pan out as envisioned. Through 14 games, Cole recorded just three sacks and 20 total tackles — abysmal numbers for the amount of money that he was making.
This past March, Cole had to take a rather large pay cut just to remain with the team. Now, however, it appears that the 33 year-old’s time with the Colts could be all-but-over.
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