Colts waive guard Todd Herremans

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Todd Herremans #79 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during a NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Yet another of the Indianapolis Colts’ ventures into the NFL’s veteran free-agent market has failed.

Todd Herremans, one of general manager Ryan Grigson’s offseason acquisitions, was waived Tuesday. The team signed him to a one-year, $2.25 million contract in March. The size of the deal was relatively minor compared to others that have been handed out, but Herremans never was able to be a factor on a reworked offensive line.

The Colts projected Herremans, who started 124 games during his 10-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, as their starting right guard. He held that position for the first two games of the season, but was relegated to the bench when the team shuffled an ineffective offensive line.

Herremans was a healthy inactive in four of five games, and appeared in a total of five special teams plays the last two games.

Along with cutting ties with Herremans, the team waived rookie linebacker Amarlo Herrera and signed veteran linebacker Andy Studebaker. It also placed rookie running back Josh Robinson on the practice squad/injured reserve list.

The move with Herrera likely is a sign starting inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who has missed the last two games with hamstring and rib injuries, is ready to return. If he clears waivers, Herrera probably will be re-signed to the practice squad.

Studebaker spent time with the Colts in 2013 and ’14, and should boost their shaky special teams. Sunday’s 51-16 loss at Jacksonville included Rashad Greene’s 73’s yard punt return for a touchdown. It was the third punt returned for a touchdown this season, tying a franchise record.

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