Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Fili Moala (95) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Colts 40-11. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts put DE Fili Moala on IR, sign DE Gannon Conway


Fili Moala is having an exceptionally bad run of luck injury-wise. The Colts DE was forced to miss the team’s playoff games this past season after suffering a knee injury late in the year. Now Moala has learned that his 2014 season will be totally wiped out after the team placed him on IR with a torn ACL.

Moala was re-signed by the Colts in March to a $1.4 million/one-year deal, coming off a season in which he registered 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a rotational D-lineman. Moala’s 2012 season was also cut short by an ACL tear, so he knows this drill only too well. Moala’s somewhat spotty NFL resume also includes a 2010 DUI arrest for which he received 180 days probation.

Drafted by Indy out of USC in the 2nd round in 2009, Moala’s best overall season was 2010 when he recorded 20 tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

The Colts filled Moala’s spot on the roster by signing DE Gannon Conway, who was recently let go by the Dolphins after signing there as a UDFA. The 6-4, 280 pound Conway recorded 51 tackles and 5.5 sacks in three years at Arizona State.

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