Irving was released by the Colts. It's a bit surprising given all the injuries the Colts have suffered on defense, but he may not be back to his prior form after dealing with a major wrist injury and ACL tear the past two years.
Irving (wrist) has received first-team reps at inside linebacker during the Colts' first week of OTAs, the Colts' official site reports. The Colts are currently searching for Jerrell Freeman's successor at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, and, if OTAs are any indication, the frontrunners for the gig include Irving and fellow LB Sio Moore. Both of whom have seen the most first-team reps while Jackson receives rest. However, Irving is coming off of two injury-marred seasons; his 2014 season as a Bronco ended with an ACL tear, and a wrist injury ended his most previous campaign with the Colts. Fortunately, head coach Chuck Pagano reports that Irving finally looks like he is completely over his blown-out knee from two seasons ago. If this is true, Irving should be viewed as the favorite to win this competition.
Irving (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports. With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, and he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.
Irving had three tackles and defended a pass while playing 40 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. Irving got increased playing time with Jerrell Freeman out with a hamstring injury.
Irving will miss his second consecutive game Sunday due to a knee injury, ESPN reports. Irving has just eight total tackles this season as he's only played a snap on defense in two games.
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