Andy Studebaker Signed by Colts, Todd Herremans, Amarlo Herrera Waived

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistDecember 15, 2015

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Andy Studebaker (58) leaves the field during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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After being outscored 96-26 in their past two games, the Indianapolis Colts made some moves on Tuesday, signing outside linebacker Andy Studebaker while waiving guard Todd Herremans and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera.     

Studebaker was formerly with the Colts from 2013-2014, recording 31 total tackles in 24 games while making most of his contributions to defending special teams. 

The seven-year veteran began the 2015 preseason with the Tennessee Titans but was released in the team's final cuts before the start of the regular season.

Studebaker's presence could be a nice addition to a special teams unit that has given up the most punt-return touchdowns this season with three, including this easy 73-yard score from Week 14 against Rashad Greene and the Jacksonville Jaguars, per NFL France:

He'll take up the roster spot left by Herremans, who appeared in eight games with the Colts, starting two. Beginning the 2015 season—his first with the Colts—as the team's starting guard, Herremans' struggles saw him benched by Week 3, per ESPN's Mike Wells

The Indianapolis offensive line performed poorly regardless of Herremans' standing, as the team is currently ranked 28th in the league in rushing. It's a tough way to end things for the Colts, who are paying Herremans $2.25 million this season, according to Spotrac.com

On the other side of the ball, Herrera spent most of this season on the Colts' practice squad, appearing in just two regular-season games, mostly on special teams as Indianapolis couldn't find any solutions to its defensive punt problems. 

Despite all of their struggles, the 6-7 Colts are still in a tie for first place with the Houston Texans in the AFC South. They have three games to try to figure things out and escape one of the weakest divisions in football with a playoff berth. 

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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