Colts G.M. Bill Polian rarely swings and misses near the top of the draft. Tackle Tony Ugoh is one reason we have to write “rarely” instead of “never.”
The Colts waived/injured Ugoh on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky after three disappointing seasons with the club. (And an extra disappointing offseason.)
Taken No. 42 overall in 2007, Ugoh was forced to replace Tarik Glenn at left tackle as a rookie after Glenn’s sudden retirement. He never panned out there and was working as a guard this offseason until a recent injury.
We just wrapped up a post talking about the rough shape of the Colts offensive line heading into Week One. Now they look even shakier.
UPDATE: The team claimed offensive lineman Joe Reitz off waivers from Miami to take Ugoh’s spot.