Colts cut their losses, release OL Todd Herremans

INDIANAPOLIS -- Todd Herremans' time with the Indianapolis Colts didn't get off to a good start. He was benched just two weeks into the season. It got worse, as he was a healthy inactive for five games and his only snaps when he was active came on special teams.

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, the person responsible for bringing Herremans to Indianapolis, finally admitted that signing Herremans -- the only key free agent on the offensive line the team signed in the offseason -- was a bad decision when they waived the veteran Tuesday afternoon.

The thought behind signing Herremans was that he would help bring stability to an offensive line that has had problems protecting the quarterback in recent years. That obviously never happened.

In other roster moves Tuesday, the Colts waived rookie linebacker inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera, signed linebacker Andy Studebaker, who was with Indianapolis for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and placed rookie running back Josh Robinson on the practice squad Injured Reserve list.

Studebaker is primarily a special teams player. The Colts need a lot of help in that area because they've allowed three punt returns for touchdowns, including one in each of the last two games. Injuries have caused the Colts to consistently have to make adjustments on special teams, which used to be a strong suit of the team.

"We’ll do a better job. We’ve got to do a better job obviously with punt coverage, everything," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "We’ve got things to iron out. Again, we have a great opportunity in front of us and we’re going to go back to work on Wednesday and prepare the best we can to play this football game.”