Colts safety Corey Lynch to IR

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The safety position for the Colts isn't looking good.

The Colts announced today that veteran safety Corey Lynch has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2014 season before it even began. Lynch was signed last season to work primarily on special teams, but in 2014 he was seen as someone who could compete for the starting safety position next to LaRon Landry.

Last year's starter at strong safety, Antoine Bethea, signed with the 49ers this offseason as a free agent. With Bethea gone and Lynch to IR, the Colts only have second-year player Delano Howell and veteran Sergio Brown as (somewhat) credible options to start this season at safety.

Colt Anderson was signed as a free agent this offseason, but he's seen more as a special teams player.

Lynch is the second player this week to got down with a season-ending injury for the Colts. The team lost back-up defensive end Fili Moala to IR on Wednesday. Rookie David Sims and second-year player Dewey McDonald are the other two safeties on the roster.

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