After two and a quarter seasons in Indianapolis, safety Joe Lefeged's days as a Colt are over. Late Thursday evening, the Colts decided to release Lefeged with disclosing a reason for the move.
Listed as "not injury related" on the Colts injury report, Lefeged did not participate in practice on Thursday.
Lefeged has played in every game since the Colts signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011.. During his career as a Colt, the young safety has been responsible for 66 combined tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions. Lefeged also served as a return man, gaining 688 yards for the Colts on punts and kickoffs combined.
The timing of the release was an interesting move in spite of safety Lavon Landry's current ankle injury that has left him sidelined for two straight games. However, as they have all season, the Colts had a plan in mind.
During his two years in the league, Asante has played in a total of 12 games in Tampa. As a Buccaneer, Asante was responsible for 14 combined tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble.
In 2013 Asante was at the Colts training camp, but was released when the team made their final cuts. Asante has now found his way back to the Colts' depth chart.
The Colts now have Asante, Landry, Antoine Bethea, Sergio Brown and Delano Howell at safety moving forward.