Colts waive LB Bjoern Werner after 3 unproductive seasons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have waived outside linebacker Bjoern Werner less than three years after drafting him in the first round.

The Colts cut Werner on Tuesday, one day before the start of the new league year. Werner had just 6 1/2 sacks in 38 games since being drafted 24th overall by Indianapolis in 2013.

After starting 15 games in 2014, Werner barely played last season. He got just 150 defensive snaps in 10 games, making 11 tackles and no sacks on a defense desperate for a pass rusher.

Werner is one of two recent wasted first-round picks for Indianapolis. The Colts also traded their 2014 first-rounder to Cleveland for Trent Richardson, who was cut after less than two full seasons in Indianapolis.

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