Colts cut Arthur Jones, one of Ryan Grigson’s big-ticket acquisitions

Arthur Jones
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

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.

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.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.