After two regular-season appearances in two seasons, the Colts have decided to move on from veteran guard Donald Thomas.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Colts have released Thomas. He immediately becomes a free agent.
Signed in 2013 as an unrestricted free agent and installed as the starting left guard with a four-year, $14 million deal, Thomas tore a quadriceps muscle in the second game of the regular season. He re-tore it again during training camp in 2014.
The Colts recently had activated Thomas from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He was due to earn a base salary of $3.5 million in 2015.
A sixth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2008, Thomas has played for Miami, Detroit, and New England.