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Indianapolis Colts release safety LaRon Landry in cost-cutting move, waive 2 backups


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have released safety LaRon Landry, inside linebacker Andrew Jackson and offensive tackle Xavier Nixon.

Landry started 18 games over the last two seasons after signing with Indy in March 2013. He also served a four-game suspension in 2014 after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Landry had 144 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks but never lived up to the four-year, $24 million deal he signed. Indy will save approximately $2 million by releasing Landry.

Jackson was a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft and played primarily on special teams. He was recently charged with a DUI in Kentucky.

Nixon appeared in eight games over two seasons and was activated Nov. 4 after Indy activated from injured reserve.


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