INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts released veteran quarterback Nick Foles on Friday, cutting about $2 million in salary headroom and creating room for the 12 rookies it added to the draft last week.
, his lone season with the Colts. He left the second game with rib injuries and then also missed Indy’s final game due to rib injuries. The release was expected after the Colts selected former Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 overall pick.
The Super Bowl 52 MVP started 58 of 71 career games during an 11-year career that took him from Philadelphia to St. Louis to Kansas City, Philadelphia again, Jacksonville, Chicago, and finally Indy. Foles completed 1,302 of 2,087 passes for 14,227 yards with 82 touchdowns and 47 interceptions after the Eagles drafted the former Arizona star in the third round in 2012.
after the four-time Pro Bowler struggled with turnovers last season.
Those two moves leave Indy with three quarterbacks on the depth chart — , who was one of three starters the Colts used last season — and secures the team a seventh straight season with a different opening day starter.
Ehlinger enters his third season with the Colts after starring in Texas. Ehlinger and Foles both attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.
Foles’ release was the latest in a wave of roster moves this week.
Indy also announced before its rookie minicamp began on Friday that it has signed seven draft picks: cornerback Darius Rush, safety Daniel Scott, tight end Will Mallory, running back Evan Hull, defensive end Titus Leo, cornerback Jaylon Jones and tackle Jake Witt . Scott, Rush, Mallory and Hull were picks in the fifth round, Jones went into sixth and Witt was picked in round 7.
Indy also said it has signed 15 undiscovered rookies, including former guards Emil Ekiyor and Harris LaChance, four receivers and two linebackers.
Earlier this week, Indy waived defensive end Kameron Cline, tight ends Nikola Kalinic and Jalen Wydermyer, linebacker Forrest Rhyne, defensive tackle Chris Williams, running backs Darrynton Evans and Aaron Shampklin, cornerback David Vereen and receiver Kristian Wilkerson.
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