The Indianapolis Colts produced a somewhat surprising move by releasing veteran fullback Roosevelt Nix on Tuesday immediately after signing him to a one particular-year deal in cost-free 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 getting utilized considerably all through instruction 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 offered the special season ahead, the Colts may perhaps want that spot for yet another 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 hard to justify maintaining Nix when the Colts normally run a one particular-back technique.

Perhaps the Colts appear to discover this in the future, but it seems they will not be operating with a fullback in 2020.