The Indianapolis Colts lost another key member of the Super Bowl championship team on Thursday, as tight end Evan Engram was released from the team.
The move comes just days after Engram injured his ankle and has been dealing with the injury for weeks.
He suffered the injury while swimming in the Lakeway Swim lessons at the Indiana Aquarium.
Engram, who has spent time in rehab, said in an interview on the NFL Network that he wasn’t able to fully recover from the injury.
Engram spent time rehabbing at the team’s facility in Orlando, Fla., before joining the Colts as a free agent on April 4.
He spent his first six games with the team before signing a four-year, $41 million deal with the Colts in July.
The Colts drafted Engram out of the University of Miami in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
He appeared in all 16 games in his rookie season and caught 18 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown.
Engrams second season with the Indianapolis Colts was cut short when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.