Colts release safety LaRon Landry, waive two other players
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2015) – The Indianapolis Colts have released safety LaRon Landry and waived inside linebacker Andrew Jackson and offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, the team announced Wednesday.
Landry was an expensive addition for the Colts under general manager Ryan Grigson, but he never quite lived up to expectations. He drew the ire of fans during the 2014-2015 when he was suspended for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. The suspension cost him four games.
Jackson was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster at the end of September. He primarily played on special teams. Jackson was arrested in an offseason OWI case after being pulled over in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Colts signed Nixon from the Washington Redskins in September 2013. He ended up on injured reserve on Sept. 2 and returned to the team on Nov. 4.
Here’s the official release from the Colts:
Landry was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013. He played in 23 games (18 starts) over the last two seasons (2013-14) and contributed with 144 tackles (104 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed. He also recorded 30 tackles, including 22 solo stops in five postseason contests (four starts). For his eight-year NFL career, he has totaled 677 tackles (500 solo), 42 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles, 8.0 sacks, six interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 103 regular season games (97 starts).
Jackson was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the first three weeks of the season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster on September 27, 2014. In his rookie year, Jackson registered seven tackles, 1.0 sack and nine special teams tackles in 13 regular season contests. He also added three special teams stops in three postseason games.
Nixon was originally signed by the Colts from the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 24, 2013. He played in eight regular season games (two starts) over the last two seasons (2013-14) and two postseason contests. In 2014, Nixon was placed on Injured Reserve (Designated for Return) on September 2 and was activated from Injured Reserve on November 4.