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.
Mewhort was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury Saturday, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Mewhort underwent an MRI after his knee swelled up Friday and it was decided that another surgery was necessary. The 26-year-old sustained a meniscus injury late last season as well, and will finish on IR for the second consecutive season.