Colts Release Bob Sanders

2007 NFL Defensive Player Of The Year Recipient

Two-time Pro Bowl safety Bob Sanders, decimated by injuries throughout his entire career, has been let go by the Indianapolis Colts.

Sanders, only participating in nine games the past three campaigns, was scheduled to make a $5.5 million base salary with a $500,000 offseason workout bonus; this coming after being removed just three years from receiving NFL defensive player of the year honors.

Sanders, who tore the biceps muscle in his right arm during the first quarter of the season-opener, later had surgery and did not return for the Colts in 2010.

The two-time All-Pro selection was thankful about the opportunity to play his career in Indianapolis:

“I want to thank Mr. Irsay for the opportunity to play with the Colts,” Sanders said in the team statement. “I appreciate all he and the organization did for me throughout my career, and I always will consider myself a Colt. I want to thank the fans also for their great support. They played a big part in making my seven years with the team very rewarding.”

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