Colts release outside linebacker Shaun Phillips

Monday February 16th, 2015

The Indianapolis Colts have released outside linebacker Shaun Phillips, the team announced on Monday. 

The Colts claimed Phillips off waivers in November after he was waived by the Tennessee Titans. He had signed a two-year deal with Tennessee last May and was due to earn $2.55 million in 2015.

The 33-year-old played in five games for Indianapolis after being claimed, registering seven tackles and no sacks. 

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Phillips played for the San Diego Chargers from 2004-2012, making the Pro Bowl in 2010. In 2013, he signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos and led the team in sacks (10.0) en route to a Super Bowl berth.

For his career, Phillips has recorded 81.5 sacks and 534 tackles in 168 games.

- Molly Geary

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