Colts release Brandon McKinney from IR

AP

Last week, the Colts placed veteran nose tackle Brandon McKinney on injured reserve.  This week, the Colts cut him loose.

The team announced on Tuesday that McKinney has been released from injured reserve, with an injury settlement.

McKinney joined the Colts last April, following coach Chuck Pagano from Baltimore, where Pagano had served as defensive coordinator.  McKinney spent all of 2012 on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Undrafted in 2006 from Michigan State, McKinney spent three seasons with the Chargers and four with the Ravens.  He has appeared in 61 regular-season and seven postseason games.