Colts' Footman Out For Season

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Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dan Footman has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Footman underwent surgery to repair the nagging injury on Sept. 28. He has appeared in just three games this season, totaling three tackles.

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  • The 29-year-old was signed as a free agent by the Colts in June 1997 and led the team with a career-high 10 1/2 sacks last year -- tied for fourth in the AFC. He started 10 of 16 games and collected 52 tackles, two pass defenses and two fumble recoveries.

    Footman was a 1993 second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns and played four seasons with the franchise before his release by the Baltimore Ravens in June 1997. He has 141 tackles and 19 1/2 sacks in 69 career games.

    The Colts claimed defensive back Ric Mathias off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals to take Footman's roster spot.

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