Colts release Hankins just 1 year into $27M deal

The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, the club announced Saturday.

Hankins signed a three-year, $27-million contract in 2017 which included $14.5 million guaranteed.

The Devils called him questionable to return with an upper body injury, but he did not come back during the second or third periods.

The Devils will be off on Monday following back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. They will wrap up their California portion of the road trip when they visit the San Jose Sharks at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday at SAP Arena in San Jose.

They will end their six-game road trip on Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins before returning home for a Saturday game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Giants should continue investing in the unit. Whether that means drafting guard Quenton Nelson at No. 2 overall, trading down and taking a top guard or waiting until the second round, New York will be better off with an elite offensive line than any alternative except a franchise quarterback. The Solder signing ensured they won’t have to worry much about the position for the next few years.

But Pugh does come with risks.

He has an injury history after missing 17 games over the past four seasons, including the final eight of last season with a back injury.

Pugh did not need surgery and has been training without restrictions this Custom Cheap Jerseys offseason.

The Giants picked up the fifth-year option on Pugh for the 2017 season, but they never really had serious negotiations about a long-term deal during the final years of his rookie Direct Cheap Jerseys contract.

Pugh earned $8.8 million in 2017 but had been eyeing the significant payday that comes with free agency for several seasons — and it didn’t hurt that this year’s free-agent class was especially weak at the position.

Hill adds to a backfield that lost Lewis to the Tennessee Titans.