Colts release veteran outside linebacker Shaun Phillips

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The Colts brought Shaun Phillips in last year as a stop-gap, and decided to stop paying him Monday.

The team announced they released the veteran outside linebacker, who played five regular season games and all three postseason games for them.

Phillips has 81.5 sacks in 11 years, and has been productive recently. He had 10 sacks for the Broncos in 2013, though he only had 2.0 last year splitting time between the Titans and the Colts.

The Colts figure to be in the market for help at outside linebacker through free agency or the draft (or both).

With Robert Mathis suffering a setback in his Achilles rehab, and the Colts deactivating former first-rounder Bjoern Werner for the playoffs, it’s a spot they’ll need to address in bulk.

13 responses to “Colts release veteran outside linebacker Shaun Phillips

  1. Too bad Pilbin & Ross won’t even give him a look!!! Hats off to ya Bills Fans next year will be exciting for you while we’ll be in the cellar this year!!!

  2. Don’t hold your breath for Hali. He has already said he is willing to take a pay cut to stay in KC.

  3. The colts will be active in free agency, especially after they lose all their picks for framegate

  4. Colts have a lot of things to fix, they can’t be a three man team forever. Still, they have plenty of cap room. Still think Irsay should be sanctioned for his withhunt against the Pats, who he knew the Colts couldn’t beat.

  5. Looks a little doughy there! He and Lance Briggs should start a fat, out-of-shape, over-the-hill linebacker’s club!

  6. The Colts are going down like power windows. Especially after Ted Wells concludes his investigation. Irsay will be searching the world over for his meds.

  7. Patriots fans are completely dilusional. The Boston media has them believing in fairy tales. Your coach is a cheater and he always will be. Stop blaming his victims.

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