NEW YORK (Reuters) - Often-injured safety Bob Sanders has been released by the Indianapolis Colts, the team said Friday.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection played in only nine regular-season games the past three seasons.
Sanders, who will be 30 next week, missed the final 15 regular-season games and the playoff loss to the New York Jets in 2010 after tearing his right biceps tendon in the season opener.
"We thank Bob for all his incredible contributions, from his Super Bowl interception to his defensive player of the year honor," Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement.
Sanders, a second round draft pick by the Colts in 2004, earned Pro Bowl honors in 2005 and 2007 and was the NFL's defensive player of the year in 2007.
His Super Bowl interception came in the Colts' 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears to conclude the 2006 season.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)