Former Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry is now an NFL free agent after the Indianapolis Colts waived the former Buckeyes defensive standout on Sunday.
The news was first reported by NFL reporter Dov Kleiman on Twitter.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 11, 2018
After waiving Perry, the Colts reportedly signed defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches to fill the hole in the roster left by Perry’s release.
Perry was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, with whom he played 15 games with in the 2016 season. In his rookie season, Perry made 22 tackles and forced 2 fumbles. The Chargers waived Perry after the season.
Perry later signed with the Colts in 2017. He only played in two games with Indianapolis and spent most of his time on the team’s practice squad.
While his NFL career hasn’t gone quite as planned, Perry made a name for himself at Ohio State. In four seasons with the Buckeyes from 2012-15, Perry was a three-year starter and was a key piece to the team’s 2014 national championship team.
He finished his Ohio State career with 296 total tackles (169 solo), 18 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Perry also made 1 interception and forced 1 fumble.