The Indianapolis Colts today placed defensive tackle Arthur Jones on season-ending injured reserve, and to fill his spot on the roster they promoted defensive end Kristjan Sokoli from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Jones winds up on injured reserve for the second straight season, as last year he missed the entirety of the regular season with an ankle injury. He missed this past Sunday’s injury with a groin injury that also caused him to miss practice on Thursday and Friday, and with two weeks left it seems that groin injury is serious enough to end his season. It’s the third straight season for Jones that has been hampered by injuries, as in his first season with the team he missed time and was impacted by an injury and then last year missed the entire season. This year, he’ll miss the final three games with a groin injury. In addition to that injury, he also missed the first four games of this season due to a suspension. Jones played in and started eight games this year and recorded 30 tackles.
To fill Jones’s roster spot, the Colts promoted Kristjan Sokoli to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Buffalo, where he played in 46 games (starting 25) and recorded 95 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The Seahawks tried to make him an offensive lineman, and he played two games along the offensive line as a rookie last year. This year, he was with Seattle in the offseason program and training camp before they cut him, and the Colts signed him to their practice squad in September. He’s a guy with a tremendous SPARQ rating and has a ton of athleticism, so there’s a lot to work with there.