INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was one of five players the Colts claimed off waivers Sunday. The Colts also made a surprise roster move Sunday, releasing center Brian Schwenke.
The Colts also waived backup quarterback Stephen Morris, who became the odd man out with Andrew Luck activated off of the physically unable to perform list and Jacoby Brissett now on the depth chart after he was acquired Saturday in a trade with the Patriots. Scott Tolzien is expected to start at quarterback in Week 1 against the Rams.
Jones, a third-round pick in 2015, was released from the Redskins after being told during the offseason that he didn't fit into the team's long-term plans. He began last season as Washington's starting running back before losing the job and being a healthy inactive for the final eight games.
His agent had requested that the Redskins trade him or waive him this offseason. Jones was waived on Saturday.
Jones rushed for 950 yards and six touchdowns in his two seasons in Washington. One of his biggest problems was an inability to hold onto the ball. He fumbled seven times with the Redskins, losing six of them. The six lost fumbles tied Melvin Gordon of the Chargers for the most over the past two seasons.
Schwenke, signed by the Colts as a free agent in March, started 28 games over the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
The other players claimed by the Colts were defensive backs Pierre Desir (Seattle) and Kenny Moore (New England), offensive lineman Ian Silberman (Oakland) and receiver Matt Hazel (Washington).
The other players let go Sunday were tackle Zach Banner and safety Ronald Martin (both waived) and tight end Brandon Williams (released).