Colts’ Matt Slauson Announces Retirement

Colts guard Matt Slauson is hanging ’em up. On Wednesday, the veteran took to Instagram to announce his retirement from the NFL. 

It has been ten amazing years,” Slauson wrote. “Four organizations and countless friendships. What an amazing dream this has all been. Thanks to all my teammates who have gone into battle with me, the group of coaches that have made me better on and off the field, the fans that were there no matter what, and especially my wife and kids who supported me through it all. It has been a very difficult decision but we are excited for what the next chapter holds.”

Over the course of nine seasons, Slauson suited up for the Jets, Bears, Chargers, and Colts. Last year, he appeared in five games – all starts – for Indianapolis. His season ended in October when he suffered a scary back injury.

Somehow, even without Slauson, the Colts’ offensive line was exceptional in 2018. The Colts went five straight games in the fall without allowing Andrew Luck to get sacked even once. The streak lasted until Week 12 when Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake got to the QB.

The Colts signed Slauson to a one-year, $3MM deal last offseason. He moved into their starting lineup opposite first-rounder Quenton Nelson and played well: both guards graded as top-30 players, in the view of Pro Football Focus, through the first five games of the year.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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4 comments on “Colts’ Matt Slauson Announces Retirement

  1. nentwigs

    Since this is “The Fork” in his career road,
    Guess this is the “Slauson Cut Off”.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Didn’t know you could cut things off with a fork….all this time I’ve being using scissors. Doh!

      • nentwigs

        I guess I’m dating myself by having to explain that my comment references Art Fern, as portrayed by Johnny Carson, as he gave directions on how to reach the location of a commercial business to viewers of “The Tea Time Movie”.

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