When the Colts were making their way to 53 players last weekend, they waived running back Boom Herron with an injured designation, which meant that he reverted to their injured reserve when he went unclaimed on the waiver wire.
Going on injured reserve usually ends a player’s season, but Herron will be able to play again in 2015. The Colts announced Friday that they have waived Herron with an injury settlement, which means he can be claimed by any of the other 31 teams in the league or become a free agent.
It’s the same roster move that the Seahawks made with running back Robert Turbin, who was claimed off of waivers by the Browns. Herron has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, which should not be a season-ending injury at this point in the schedule.
Herron ran 78 times for 351 yards and a touchdown last season and added 170 yards and two touchdowns on 45 postseason carries.
The Colts also announced they have waived guard Robert Myers to make room for defensive lineman Billy Winn, who was acquired in a trade from the Browns on Friday.