Kerry Collins has been placed on injured reserve by the Indianapolis Colts, according to several published reports. Collins was signed as the emergency replacement to Indianapolis mainstay Peyton Manning, who had neck surgery prior to the season. Curtis Painter has since taken over at starting quarterback.
Collins finished the season with only 481 yards and two touchdowns in three starts. The Colts lost all three of the games he appeared in, and have been winless since Painter took over.
Collins' best season came in 2002 when he threw for over 4,000 yards with the New York Giants. After breaking into the league as the 5th pick in the first round with the Carolina Panthers in 1995, Collins moved around. He has since played for the Saints, Giants, Raiders, Titans, and, finally, the Colts. ESPN's Adam Schefter also tweeted that this move effectively marks the end of Collins' career.