INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts put cornerback D’Joun Smith on the waived-injured list Friday, one day before all NFL rosters must be trimmed to 53 players.
If Smith clears waivers, he will go on Indy’s injured reserve list.
The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Smith was a third-round draft pick in 2015 but played in only four games last season before finishing the year on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Coach Chuck Pagano expected Smith to challenge veteran Darius Butler to be the extra cornerback in nickel packages this season. He was initially slowed at training camp as he tried to return from the bad knee, before being sidelined with the ankle injury that prompted his release.