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Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 15, 2013 – 1:49 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released safety Tom Zbikowski.

In 2012, Zbikowski’s only year with the Colts, he started 11 games and totaled 47 tackles (28 solo), four passes defensed, one interception and 1.0 sack. In addition, he returned six kickoffs for a total of 123 yards. In Week 12 against Buffalo, he recorded his first interception since the 2009 season, to go along with six tackles, including three solo.

For his career, Zbikowski has played in 64 games (25 starts), compiling 96 tackles (69 solo), eight passes defensed, three interceptions, 2.0 sacks and 59 special teams tackles. In eight postseason games, he has tallied four tackles, including three solo stops.

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  1. By Bradley Danforth on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Are you Fu^&*( serious? Who the f869 is goinf to play in secondary that’s any good except Bethea? Un F06890 real!

  2. By startputtingthepastbehindme on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I can’t believe this either! He was so MUCH apart of #Chuckstrong and did a good job on the field. The fans will NOT like this Coach Pagano!!!!!

  3. By Justin Schaadt on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I was never a fan of him, glad he’s gone.

  4. By Justin Schaadt on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Landry was all pro last season.. Who knows maybe sign Pollard as well.

  5. By Connie on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Come on boys think! What S is available right now?

  6. By DriveByTrucker on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Umm! LaRon Landry?

  7. By Logan on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Making room for Reed? he didn’t make a deal with the Texans…but I dont think we have the money tho

  8. By Justin Schaadt on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Pollard??? Indiana native

  9. By JD on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously folks, the all-pro Landry will be starting opposite of Bethea. Pretty darn good move. Lefredve is the reserve.

  10. By Joe from Ocala on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Releasing a sub-par safety to make some cap room for a much better safety (Reed) or a first round draft pick?

    I’m okay with this.

  11. By edutil21 on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Does anybody even pay attention? Zbikowski may be a “good guy”, but he was terrible on the field and he just got replaced by LaRon Landry. There’s no point in paying him at the salary he has to be a backup. They will grab more depth later in free agency or draft some developmental guys on the cheap.

  12. By Justin Schaadt on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply


  13. By will i am on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll be ok we signed Landry and there is no reason to sign Reed he is to old and is going to ask for to much. We should look into getting a wide out(Heyward-Bey is still out there if the price is right).Draft a good young safety(Mathieu).He was a Heisman finalist..

  14. By Logan on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    i agree with that, only good thing i see with Reed, is he can bring a leadership and experience on defense the colts have never really had.But money would be the biggest issue…. I’m sure we can find a good receiver in the draft. Ty Hilton worked out great

  15. By Franklin on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    Word to the obviously less-wise, probly shouldnt comment on things u clearly know nothing about. U should know who u r…

  16. By T I on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    People obviously don’t pay attention. We just signed Laron Landry to replace him the other day. He was a pro bowler last year. While Tommy Z may be alright on special teams (as well as being a generally good guy), he seemed to be lacking the play we need back there. In fact, I constantly felt as if Antoine Bethea was overplaying (trying to make up for lack of production from Zibby) his position. Well done staff! Good luck to Tommy wherever he goes.

  17. By Shane on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    We can pick up jamoris slaughter and an undrafted free agent. Kid played every where in the secondary for the Irish. He could learn from bethea and Landry. We need to get a big time linebacker. We have always lacked in that department.

  18. By jay on Mar 16, 2013 | Reply

    Yes I like the way you think, heywood bay on the cheap would be a terrific move.

  19. By DuffMT on Mar 16, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you, I was starting to think Colts fans were stupid.

  20. By Blue Horseshoe on Mar 16, 2013 | Reply

    peace, nvr liked him anyways. He was a backup player starting last yr. The only reason Pagano brought him over was to help the younger guys with that style D from 4-3 to hybrid 3-4. Look at stats above, it says it all.

  21. By Joe on Mar 18, 2013 | Reply

    Zibby would have been a fine back up/special teams stand out, and a great, selfless teammate. However, his lack of speed was painfully eveident in the play off game. Tight ends were leaving him in their wake. He looked like he was running through water. I know he was coming off a knee injury, but I feel he just isn’t fast enough to start or play meaningful minutes for this defense. That said, I wish we would have kept him. He’s a quality person and I loved watching him head hunt when he wore a Golden Dome for a hat.

  22. By Andrew on Mar 20, 2013 | Reply

    This decision is one of the dumbest they have had in years, only second to releasing Pierre Garcon.

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