The Colts’ defensive end depth took a hit late Wednesday morning, when it was announced that six-year veteran, Fili Moala tore his ACL and is out for the season, effectively placed on Injured Reserve. Moala had signed a one-year, $1.4M contract with the team this offseason and has spent his entire career with Indianapolis. He finished last year with 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
The Colts have lost one of their veteran defensive linemen to a season-ending injury.
The club has placed defensive end Fili Moala on injured reserve, the team said Wednesday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Moala suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after a collision in organized team activities.
While it’s not a critical blow, as the team still has the formidable trio of Arthur Jones, Corey Redding, and Ricky Jean-Francois at the DE position, what was once exceptional depth, is now a bit thinner.
The team quickly moved on a replacement, signing rookie undrafted free agent Gannon Conway from Arizona State. He’ll have competition from other undrafted free agents at DE, specifically Tyler Hoover and Nnamdi Obukwelu, to make the roster as the 4th DE. Hopefully, it remains a healthy competition.