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Colts Place Guard Jack Mewhort on Injured Reserve

Indianapolis Colts guard Jack Mewhort’s season has come to an end.

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Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced Saturday afternoon that offensive guard Jack Mewhort will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Mewhort’s 2016 season also was cut short with the same injury.

The 26-year-old lineman was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft, and has been one of the team’s most consistent players on the line when healthy. This obviously unfortunate news is a huge blow to an already inconsistent line that will soon be protecting the surgically repaired throwing shoulder of Andrew Luck.

This also plays a major role on Mewhort’s future with the team. He is currently in the final year of his rookie contract, and was working his way towards earning a second contract with the team.

The move comes in as even more of a surprise when you factor in the fact that two days ago Pagano stated “he’s getting better.”

The Colts are expected to make a move to fill the obvious void, but the question as of now is who? Stay tuned to Stampede Blue for more updates.