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Colts Release RB Darius Jackson from the Team’s Practice Squad

Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that the team waived running back Darius Jackson from their practice squad. No other corresponding roster move was announced.

The former 2016 6th round pick of the Dallas Cowboys previously spent stints on the Colts practice squad during the 2019 season and was subsequently re-signed during September and once again, in early November of this season.

The 6’0”, 220 pound running back has 6 career rushes for 16 total rushing yards during 4 career games—as all of those carries came as a member of the Cowboys.

He did not appear in a game for the Colts this season.

The Colts still have running backs Darius Anderson and Paul Perkins on their practice squad as insurance policies for their active backfield.

With starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo expected to miss at least a few weeks, and COVID-19 availability concerns along the Colts starting defensive line, it wouldn’t be surprising to see if this was a move to free up a taxi squad spot for additional trench depth on either side of the football.