Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts are busy making moves on Sunday, and one move may come as a shock to the Colts fan base.
After cutting John Simon one day ago, the Colts are waiving defensive end Ryan Delaire — along with cornerback Lenzy Pipkins — after claiming safety Corey Moore and defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad off the waiver wire.
To make room for their two waiver wire claims today, Colts have waived DE Ryan Delaire and CB Lenzy Pipkins.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 2, 2018
The release of Delaire comes as a surprise because of the fact he proved he was worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster with his performances in the preseason. Against San Francisco, Delaire amassed two sacks and three total tackles. A short time ago, Indianapolis traded linebacker Antonio Morrison to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for Pipkins.
Muhammad, who is just 23 years of age, was selected in the sixth-round by the New Orleans Saints in 2017. During the season, he managed to earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster after a solid performance during the preseason, tacking on four sacks — which led the NFL at that time. During his time at the University of Miami, Muhammad finished with 62 tackles, 10.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Moore, 25, has played in 31 career games with the Houston Texans, which includes 11 starts. In three seasons of action, Moore has compiled 46 tackles and four passes defensed.