Mewhort was placed on the reserve/retired list by the Colts on Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
Mewhort announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons. The 2014 second-rounder started 30 games in his first two seasons with Indianapolis, showing strong potential in that time. Injuries unfortunately seem to have derailed Mewhort's career, causing him to miss 17 games over the previous two years. Mewhort's retirement reduces the Colts' roster to 89 players, allowing them to sign another depth player.
Mewhort (knee) is healthy and ready for the start of training camp, Kevin Bowen of ESPN reports.
Mewhort suffered a season-ending knee injury last year, but he participated in spring practices and isn't expected to be limited at the start of camp. He may receive some veteran rest days but otherwise should be a full go. He'll be competing for the starting job at right guard.
The Colts have been careful with Mewhort in his return from last year's season-ending knee injury, but it doesn't look like he'll be under any restrictions when training camp opens in late July.
Mewhort, who signed a one-year deal to remain with the Colts in March, landed on injured reserve in mid-October of last season due to a knee injury. He also suffered a meniscus injury in late 2016, so it appears the team is taking a cautious approach to his practice schedule.
Mewhort's one-year deal is worth a base value of $1.5 million with the chance to make up to $3 million in incentives. Mewhort's past two seasons have been derailed by injuries but the former 2014 second-round pick has tremendous potential should he stay healthy. Fortunately, it looks like he'll get the 2018 season off on the right foot, as Mewhort says he'll be ready for the start of the Colts' offseason workout program and doesn't anticipate having any physical restrictions, per Kevin Bowen of ESPN 1070 The Fan.
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