Ryan Lindley was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
This move was all but inevitable, given that the Colts started Josh Freeman over Lindley in Week 17. Lindley should find a new home for 2016, but he's unlikely to make it out of training camp on a roster.
Ryan Lindley is active as the backup quarterback Sunday against Tennessee with Josh Freeman set to start, the team's official web site reports.
It's possible Lindley could enter the game since Freeman just signed with the Indianapolis Colts last week. However, it looks like Freeman will try to get a win and give the Colts an improbable shot to make the playoffs.
For the third straight day, Ryan Lindley and Josh Freeman split the Indianapolis Colts ' QB reps at practice on Friday.
Both Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck are ruled out this weekend, but for now the Colts are not inclined to identify their starting QB for Sunday's contest against the Titans, making this a situation to avoid from a fantasy perspective.
Ryan Lindley is a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Titans.
With Andrew Luck out and Matt Hasselbeck expected to sit as well, it looks like the assignment could come down to either Lindley or Josh Freeman. A decision on that front could potentially drag on all week though, which makes this a situation to avoid in most fantasy formats.
The Colts also signed quarterback Josh Freeman earlier in the day, with the pair of moves strongly suggesting that Andrew Luck (kidney/abdomen) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) aren't expected to play. The team might even consider letting Freeman and Lindley compete with Stephen Morris for the Week 17 starting job against Tennessee.
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