Colts Release Bob Sanders

Safety Had Injury-Plagued Seasons

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders, who was injured for much of last season, has been released from the team.

Colts Owner Jim Irsay tweeted Friday, "We have released Bob Sanders today. We thank Bob 4 all his incredible contributions from his Sup Bowl pic 2 def player of year honors."

Sanders was placed on injured reserve in December. It was the third straight year that his season ended after playing less than half the season.

The one-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year suffered a torn right bicep in last year's Colts opener in Houston.

The year before that, Sanders' season ended after just two games, when he suffered a torn left bicep.

His seven-year career has been filled with a variety of injuries that have prevented the former Iowa star from ever finishing an entire season.