The Indianapolis Colts produced a somewhat surprising move by releasing veteran fullback Roosevelt Nix on Tuesday immediately after signing him to a 1-year deal in free of charge agency.
Head coach Frank Reich told reporters on Wednesday that the Colts attempted to create a package for the veteran but with the restricted offseason, they couldn’t discover a way to do it.
Nix wasn’t becoming employed a great deal all through education camp and his talent set would have him playing restricted snaps anyway as a blocker. He probably would have aided the run game when on the field but provided the one of a kind season ahead, the Colts may perhaps have to have that spot for a further player on the roster.
The Colts currently have their backfield set for the 2020 season with the unit most probably functioning in a committee. It would have been challenging to justify maintaining Nix when the Colts commonly run a 1-back method.
Perhaps the Colts appear to discover this in the future, but it seems they will not be operating with a fullback in 2020.