The Indianapolis Colts today activated outside linebacker Trent Cole from the Injured Reserve list and waived quarterback Stephen Morris.
Cole, 6-3, 270 pounds, was placed on the Injured Reserve list on September 27. Prior to being injured, he played in two games for the Colts this season and tallied three tackles (one solo). Cole originally signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2015. He has played in 171 career NFL games (150 starts) and totaled 844 tackles (522 solo), 88.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, 21 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and seven special teams stops in his time with Indianapolis (2015-16) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2005-2014). Cole has also seen action in eight postseason contests (eight starts) and tallied 47 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, was elevated to the Colts 53-man roster from the practice squad on November 23. He spent the first 11 weeks of the season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Morris participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. Morris spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, he spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).
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