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Colts waive Darion Griswold from injured reserve with injury settlement

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The Indianapolis Colts today reached an injury settlement with tight end Darion Griswold, officially releasing him from their injured reserve list.

Basically, what this means is that the Colts and Griswold agreed on how long the tight end’s injury should last and the team agreed to pay him for that period of time. The terms of these settlements are not disclosed, but it provides Griswold with the opportunity to continue looking for a job while recovering from injury. He’ll be paid by the Colts for a certain length of time, and he is free to sign with another team once healthy. The Colts could in fact bring him back, but they must wait until the length of the settlement is reached and then wait six additional weeks - a rule aimed at preventing teams from working around this rule to stash players on IR.

Griswold was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State shortly after this year’s draft, but he suffered an injury while working with the team in the offseason program. The injury was significant enough that it led to him beginning camp on the PUP list, and he actually never got to practice in training camp as he was waived from the PUP list last week.