Colts To Release DT Caraun Reid

Caraun Reid is going to have to find a new gig.’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Colts have released the defensive tackle.

The 26-year-old had been battling a hamstring issue throughout training camp, but Rapoport relays that the lineman is now fully healthy. Considering the Colts depth at the position, the organization decided to release Reid now, allowing him to find another job before the start of the regular season. Rapoport opines that some teams will surely have interest in the defensive tackle.

The 2014 fifth-round pick out of Princeton contributed during his first two years in the league, including a 2015 campaign with the Lions where he compiled 29 tackles and two sacks in 14 games (12 starts). After playing in seven games with the Chargers in 2016, Reid tore his ACL, and he’s proceeded to play in only one game since that time.

He joined the Colts back in December, but he didn’t appear in a game for the organization. With¬†Grover Stewart and Al Woods slotted in as the team’s starting defensive tackles, Reid was never going to play a major role for the Colts. Now, Indy will likely turn to Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Anthony Johnson as backup options.

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