Colts release starting guard Lilja

The Colts have terminated guard Ryan Lilja‘s contract, according to a league source.

A five-year veteran, Lilja started all 19 games in 2009 — including the playoffs — after missing all of 2008 because of knee injuries.

The move to release Lilja is the second change this offseason regarding Indianapolis’ offensive line, as longtime line coach Howard Mudd retired following the loss to the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.

UPDATE: Lilja’s agent, Craig Domann, told The Associated Press on Monday night that his client had been released by the Colts.

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