Unconfirmed: Colts RB Chad Spann to IR

Former Northern Illinois running back Chad Spann (28) takes off on a 56-yard run. (Tom Olmscheid | AP Photo)

Yesterday it was rumored that UDFA rookie Chad Spann would likely be waived should the Colts successfully complete an as-yet-undisclosed trade or signing.  The expectation was that Spann would probably find a spot on the Colts’ practice squad (were he to clear waivers).

Today, however, sports reporter Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat tweeted:

Colts place RB Chad Spann on IR

There is no word yet as to what injury Spann suffered, but we wish him well.  This likely explains the Colts’ claim of fullback Chris Gronkowski, though it is just as likely that more roster moves are coming.