Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indianapolis Colts released five veterans Friday, including defensive end Chad Bratzke, longtime starting offensive tackle Adam Meadows and starting left cornerback Walt Harris.
Also terminated Friday were fullback and special teams player Detron Smith and backup quarterback Brock Huard.
The 32-year-old Bratzke, who recorded 22 total tackles and three sacks in 16 games last season, was the Colts' sack leader from 1999-2001. A 10-year NFL veteran, he has 413 tackles and 56 1/2 sacks in 129 games for the New York Giants and Indianapolis.
Harris, a starter for the past two seasons, posted 54 tackles in 16 games in 2003. He has 17 career interceptions and 500 tackles in 118 games over eight seasons with Chicago and the Colts.
Meadows started 91 of a possible 94 games on the offensive line from 1997-2002, including five of the 12 he played in last season. He has been with the Colts his entire seven-year career.
Smith has played in 11 games for the Colts during each of the past two seasons, but was limited much of 2003 because of a knee injury.
Huard, acquired in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in 2002, played in two games with the Colts last season, completing two passes for 22 yards. He was released in a pre-arranged agreement with his agent, the Colts said.