INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Aaron Bailey, who nearly caught a desperation pass that could have sent the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl, was released by the team on Monday.

The Colts also released running back Lamont Warren.

Warren, a sixth-round draft pick in 1994, was used mainly as a backup to Marshall Faulk during his five-year NFL career. He started two of 12 games last season and rushed 25 times for 61 yards and one touchdown, and he also returned eight kickoffs for an average of 19 yards.

Bailey, who signed with the Colts as a free agent in 1994, did not catch a pass last season but had 67 receptions for 1,040 yards and six TDs during his career.

He also hold the franchise record with 3,501 career kickoff return yards. But he is perhaps best known for nearly catching Jim Harbaugh's end zone pass in Pittsburgh on the last play of the 1996 AFC title game.