The Indianapolis Colts are looking to upgrade their offense in 2022 following a disappointing finish last season. It sounds as though they will not be looking to former second-round draft pick Jason Spriggs to help them as the team announced they were releasing the veteran tackle on Friday.
We've released T Jason Spriggs.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 12, 2022
Spriggs had signed with the Colts this past June but reportedly spent much of the preseason on the second team, which didn’t seem to justify the roster spot.
Spriggs was originally drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. The 6’6″ 301-pounder played in 36 games with nine starts for Green Bay, though he missed the 2019 season due to injuries. He signed with the Chicago Bears in 2020 and played in eight games for them before signing with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021 and playing in 15 games for them.
The Indiana product hasn’t quite lived up to the level of his draft status but there’s still plenty of time for the 28-year-old to see if he can latch on with another NFL franchise and keep his career going.
If this is it, Spriggs garnered 59 total game appearances with 10 starts and two fumble recoveries.
Danny Pinter remains the Colts’ top choice for right guard on the offensive line to protect new quarterback Matt Ryan.