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.
The Colts placed George (back) on injured reserve Saturday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
George worked in a reserve role in 2017, making 23 tackles and 0.5 sacks through 16 games. He was slated for the same spot this season before his injury. The fifth-year pro will be sidelined for the entire campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement.
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 recorded 23 tackles (19 solo) and a half-sack over 16 games with the Colts in 2017.
George mostly served in a reserve role for the Colts this season, but did earn a start in Week 2. The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his two-year contract with Indianapolis and is likely to serve a similar role in 2018, assuming he remains with the team.
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 has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Broncos due to a neck injury, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indianapolis reports.
George did not record a tackle before exiting. With Jon Bostic (knee) also dinged up, rookie Anthony Walker is in line for extended snaps at inside linebacker.
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.
George was signed by the Colts on Thursday.
George appeared in 15 games for the Buccaneers last season, but recorded just seven tackles. The Colts currently have a healthy corps of linebackers, but George figures to provide depth throughout training camp with a slight chance at making the team's final roster.
George was waived by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games for the Buccaneers last season. Although George might not be in Dallas this year, all it takes is one other team to show interest and he could find a new home sooner than later.
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.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told reporters he expects linebacker Jeremiah George to be active come Week 14 against Houston, per the team's official website. George missed the previous three games with an ankle injury. He has four combined tackles through two games played.
Jaguars linebacker Jeremiah George, cornerback Jeremy Harris, cornerback Teddy Williams, running back Storm Johnson, guard Tyler Shatley, offensive tackle Sam Young and defensive end Chris Smith were ruled inactive Week 13 vs. N.Y. Giants.
The Jaguars are not in good shape in the standings, but they are in good shape otherwise. All eight players on their Friday injury report at questionable or probable.
The former category consists of linebackers LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and Jeremiah George (ankle). The probables are quarterback Blake Bortles (wrist), defensive ends Andre Branch (groin) and Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), cornerback Demetrius McCray (ankle) and wideout Cecil Shorts (illness).
The Jaguars declared defensive end Andre Branch (groin), linebackerJeremiah George (ankle), guard Tyler Shatley, running back Storm Johnson, wideout Mike Brown, offensive tackle Sam Young and cornerback Teddy Williams inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
The Jaguars have ruled out Andre Branch (groin) and Jeremiah George (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. Both players were unable to practice this week due to their respective injuries.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable for Week 12: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (knee), Aaron Colvin (knee), Josh Evans (elbow), Brandon Linder (shoulder) and Austin Pasztor (hamstring).
Three ailing Jaguars have been placed on the inactive list for their Sunday game against Dallas. They are guard Brandon Linder (shoulder), defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle). All three had been ruled out earlier in the week.
The healthy scratches are offensive tackle Sam Young, cornerback Tommie Campbell, running back Storm Johnson and wideout Mike Brown.
Despite having ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle) and guard Brandon Linder (shoulder) for their Sunday game against Dallas, the Jaguars are fairly healthy. All the others on their Friday injury report are probable, including quarterback Blake Bortles (left wrist).
The other injured probables are safeties Sherrod Martin (shoulder) and Josh Evans (shoulder), wideouts Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Marqise Lee (ankle), running back Jordan Todman (quad) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring).
The Jaguars enter Week 10 against the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium relatively healthy. The team released its final injury report on Friday and Andre Branch (groin), Jeremiah George (ankle) and Brandon Linder (shoulder) were all ruled out for Sunday.
The following players remaining on the list were deemed probable for the game: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (rest), Josh Evans (shoulder), Marqise Lee (ankle), Sherrod Martin (shoulder), Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Jordan Todman (quad) and Dekoda Watson (hamstring).
Jaguars linebacker Jeremiah George, who left the game at Cincinnati in the first half with an ankle injury, was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Jaguars linebacker Jeremiah George left the game at Cincinnati in the second quarter with an ankle injury, and his return is questionable.