The Indianapolis Colts have released linebacker Andrew Jackson, offensive tackle Xavier Nixon and safety LaRon Landry, the team announced Wednesday.
Landry signed a four-year, $24 million deal with the Colts in March 2013 after spending one season with the New York Jets. He had 46 total tackles and 2.5 sacks last season after being suspended for four games after violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Jackson was a sixth round selection by the Colts in the 2014 NFL draft. He was signed to the active roster before the team's Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans. Jackson has had two arrests for DUI in the past nine months, including a recent guilty plea to that charge after he was arrested last month in Kentucky.
Nixon played in just eight games over the past two seasons, sitting out mostly because of injury. Nixon played only 96 snaps this season and did not play in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots after he missed the team plane. Indianapolis lost that game 45-7 to the eventual Super Bowl champions.
- Scooby Axson