Sheldon Day waived to make room for Kemoko Turay


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The Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday activated defensive end Kemoko Turay from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and waived defensive tackle Sheldon Day.

Coach Frank Reich announced Monday the Colts’ intention to promote Turay was imminent, but he did not say who would be released to make way for him. Day, an offseason free agent acquisition of the Colts, wound up being the casualty of the move. 

Day’s tenure in Indianapolis has been an uneventful one. The Indianapolis native and Warren Central product appeared in just four games for the Colts and registered two tackles while playing a total of 62 snaps. 

After signing a one-year, $1.75-million deal ($1 million guaranteed), the ex-49er missed most of training camp and the first five weeks of the regular season due to a knee injury he suffered at the onset of camp. He returned to the team in Week 6. 

The Colts brought Day into the fold in the hopes of adding another quality run-stuffer with a little upside in the passing game. However, Grover Stewart has enjoyed a breakout season at 1-technique while Taylor Stallworth has solidified himself as quality depth behind Stewart. Between those two, interior star DeForest Buckner as well as the versatile Denico Autry and Tyquan Lewis, the numbers game caught up to Day. 

With Turay back in the fold, the Colts didn’t have room for him along their loaded defensive line. 

Follow IndyStar Colts Insider Jim Ayello on Twitter: @jimayello.     

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Wednesday November 2, 2022