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Colts waive-injured tight end Darion Griswold

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The Indianapolis Colts today waived-injured tight end Darion Griswold. If he clears waivers, he will revert to the team’s injured reserve list.

Griswold began camp on the physically unable to perform list, but he never was able to practice with the team. We saw Chuck Pagano talking with him on the practice field today, then Griswold appeared to try stretching out before finishing his conversation with Pagano and heading to the locker room. It’s unclear what his injury is, but obviously it’s significant enough that the Colts decided to waive-injured him.

He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State, where he played in 50 career games and caught 65 passes for 892 yards and nine touchdowns. It’s another hit to the tight end depth even though Griswold never got on the field, as the depth tight ends (outside of Jack Doyle) are currently Erik Swoope, Chase Coffman, Emil Igwenagu, and Konrad Reuland. That’s not exactly a great group, and it means that Swoope should be able to win the job. Either way, however, it doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the position if Dwayne Allen were to get hurt. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Colts give Griswold another shot when he’s healthy (or Mike Miller, at that), but he’ll revert to the team’s IR if he clears waivers.