During the Ryan Grigson era, the Indianapolis Colts signed Arthur Jones to a five-year contract worth $33 million in 2014. On Friday, Chris Ballard released him, freeing up $5.15 million in cap space along the way after accounting for the defensive tackle’s $2.2 million in dead cap for this season.
The #Colts today released defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who had a $7.35M cap hit for 2017
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2017
All told, Jones played in just 17 games during his tenure in Indianapolis. He played in just nine games during the 2014 campaign, missed the entire 2015 season with an injury and played in just eight games this past season, partly due to a four-game suspension for PEDs.
For his 17 games of service, Jones was paid $19 million. This makes him but one of many free-agent busts signed by Grigson, who was fired during the offseason.