Colts tight end Drew Ogletree taken off exempt list

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts tight end Drew Ogletree has been removed from the commissioner's exempt list and is participating in offseason workouts with the team, general manager Chris Ballard said Friday.

A judge in Hendricks County, Indiana, dismissed a pair of felony charges last month related to a domestic violence investigation that followed a December arrest. The charges against Ogletree were dismissed with prejudice, according to court records, and a no-contact order that had been applied to Ogletree was canceled.

Prosecutors said in court documents that they dropped the charges because of insufficient evidence.

Ogletree, a 2022 sixth-round pick, missed the final two games of last season after the Dec. 29 arrest. He was placed on the exempt list a day later, a designation under which players cannot play or practice with their teams.

Asked whether he was satisfied with his understanding of the Ogletree situation, Ballard said he was "absolutely comfortable with it."

Ogletree missed his entire rookie season in 2022 with a knee injury but returned to play in 12 games last season. He caught nine passes for 147 yards, including two touchdowns.