Colts defensive lineman Art Jones seemed like the ideal candidate for short-term injured reserve. Indianapolis, already starving for help on defense, will take help wherever it can get it.
But Jones' ankle injury is too severe. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday the Colts will place him on season-ending IR following Friday's surgery, per two informed of Jones' fate.
The 29-year-old is one of the better players at his position when healthy, but health is a fickle concept. Jones hasn't played in 16 games since 2012.