The Indianapolis Colts have released punter Jeff Locke, and have traded long snapper Thomas Hennessy to the New York Jets.

The first move was made earlier today, which means the undrafted Rigoberto Sanchez has won the starting job. In three preseason games, Locke averaged 43.5 yards on 11 punts and also handled kickoff duties.

 

As for the traded, Indianapolis has added safety, Ronald Martin. Martin has played 11 career games with the New York Jets from 2015-2016 and recorded two tackles (one solo). This trade likely means that Luke Rhodes has won the long snapper job as well.

Indianapolis Colts Cap Hit

Locke had spent the last four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and signed to a 2-year deal worth $3.45 million in the offseason. The signing was General Manager Chris Ballard’s first move, and cutting Locke cost the Colts $1.25 million in dead cap this year.

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Chris Pimentel covers the Indianapolis Colts for Pro Football Spot. Follow ‘Indianapolis Colts on PFS’ on Twitter @spot_colts and Chris @Pimentel_03.