Colts release cornerback Antonio Cromartie

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts shook up their defense Tuesday, releasing cornerback Antonio Cromartie and waiving inside linebacker Sio Moore.
Both started the first four games.
Indy (1-3) signed Cromartie on Aug. 22.  He emerged as the starter in a secondary decimated by injuries.
But he was benched last weekend after drawing two penalties in a four-play sequence .
He became expendable when the Colts got healthy, and they could have their top three cornerbacks available for the first time Sunday against Chicago (1-3).
Moore, acquired in a trade with Oakland last year, had 31 tackles this season.
Indy also signed safety Lee Hightower to the practice squad.