George (back) was released by the Colts after coming to terms on an injury settlement Monday. George served a reserve role in Indianapolis last season, but he was unable to stick with the team after suffering a back injury in the preseason. The fifth-year pro is now free to suit up this season, provided he can get healthy and find a depth role elsewhere in the league.
George is dealing with an apparent back injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. The news comes at a particularly unfortunate time for George, who finds himself deadlocked in a position battle at the moment. While the extent of the injury is not yet known, any missed time won't bode well for George's chances of earning a roster spot as a reserve linebacker.
George (neck) was a full participant in practice Tuesday. With the Colts playing Thursday night in their Week 15 loss to the Broncos, George wasn't able to rally from the neck injury on a short week. The additional few days off appears to be all George needed to heal up, setting him up for a return Saturday against the Ravens. Though he's seen most of his action on special teams in recent weeks, George could pick up more snaps at inside linebacker Saturday following starter Jon Bostic's (knee) recent placement on injured reserve.
George played just eight snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to the Rams and had two tackles. George got most of his playing time on special teams (21 snaps) and will serve as a reserve linebacker.
The Jaguars have ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Texans. Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdominal strain) were both deemed as questionable, despite practicing Friday. Meanwhile, quarterback Blake Bortles (right shoulder, left ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (foot) were ruled out Week 14.
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||23|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||4|
|14||12/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||20|