Indianapolis Colts waive Canadian tight end Nikola Kalinic

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The Indianapolis Colts have waived Canadian tight end Nikola Kalinic, according to IndyStar‘s Joel Erickson.

The six-foot-four, 255-pounder signed with the Colts in January after working out with a number of teams including the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and Colts.

Kalinic was selected in the second round of the 2019 CFL Draft out of York University. He dressed for 30 games over two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2019, 2021) and recorded 23 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns.

At the 2019 CFL Combine, Kalinic recorded a 4.79-second 40-yard dash, 4.44-second shuttle, 7.44-second three-cone, 30.5-inch vertical, nine-foot, four-and-three-eights-inch broad jump, and 10 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

The Toronto native appeared in 31 games in four seasons (2015-2018) at York and caught 38 passes for 416 yards and two touchdowns. He became the first player in school history to be named to the OUA all-star team twice in one season — once on offence and once on special teams.

Indianapolis could still place Kalinic on the team’s practice roster, though it remains unclear whether or not that will occur.

Erickson also reported that the Colts waived former Ticats’ offensive lineman Jordan Murray, who is expected to be put on the practice roster.

All NFL teams are required to trim their active roster to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 30.