The Indianapolis Colts released defensive end Kendall Langford with
a failed physical designation, the team announced Wednesday.
Langford was placed on the physically unable to perform list on
July 29 after dealing with an ailing knee that landed him on the
injured reserve last season.
Prior to the injury, the 31-year-old Langford had played in 135
consecutive games, marking the longest active run for any NFL
defensive lineman at the time.
Langford signed a four-year deal with Indianapolis prior to the
2015 season. He had seven sacks during his first year, but was
limited to just 10 tackles in seven games in 2016.
“Kendall emerged as a team leader shortly after we signed him in
2015,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “He gave everything he had on and
off the field and we are grateful for his contributions. He is a
great family man and will be successful in his future career.”
Langford totaled 369 tackles, 22.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
during his career with the Miami Dolphins, then-St. Louis Rams and