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Colts Waive LB Malik Jefferson from the 53-man Active Roster

It was a short stint for the backup linebacker returning to the Colts’ 53-man active roster.

NFL: AUG 07 Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday that the team has waived linebacker Malik Jefferson, just a day after the team activated him to the 53-man roster from the Reserve/COVID-19 list:

The 4th year linebacker appeared in 1 game for the Colts this season, playing 38% of the team’s total special teams snaps during Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals.

He was promoted from the Colts practice squad in mid-December.

No other active 53-man roster move was announced, so perhaps this is a precursor to another transaction that is soon forthcoming. It’s also quite possible that Jefferson could eventually find himself back on the Colts practice squad—should he clear league waivers.