The Colts have waived running back Phillip Tanner, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star (on Twitter). It was a short stay in Indianapolis for Tanner as the Colts signed him late last month.
Tanner, 26, spent his first three seasons in Dallas, recording 149 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 56 carries during that stretch, along with 93 receiving yards on nine catches. The Middle Tennessee State product, who worked out for the Seahawks last week, also contributed on special teams in 2013.
Tanner was picked up after the Colts lost Vick Ballard to a season-ending Achilles injury and dropped Chris Rainey due to a violation of team rules. However, with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw occupying the top two running back spots on the depth chart, Dan Herron in support, and the newly-acquired David Fluellen now in the mix, Tanner was expendable.