Player News - Colts

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According to owner Jim Irsay, Colts LG Jack Mewhort's knee injury will only sideline him 2-4 weeks.

NFL Network reported late Saturday that Mewhort was "believed" to have torn his ACL. The Colts are catching a huge break here, as Mewhort is their best offensive lineman and the anchor between struggling LT Anthony Castonzo and rookie C Ryan Kelly. It appears Mewhort escaped with a knee sprain. The 2-4 week timetable still makes Mewhort doubtful for Week 1 against Detroit.
Aug 28 - 3:06 PM

Colts signed RB Stevan Ridley.

It's an acknowledgment of how desperately little the Colts have behind 33-year-old starter Frank Gore. Ridley couldn't beat out Zach Zenner in Detroit, and was cut after taking the ball nine times for 27 yards (3.0 YPC) in two preseason games. We'd say he doesn't have good roster odds, but his "competition" is Bob Turbin, Jordan Todman and Josh Ferguson. There's a decent chance he'll crack Indy's dilapidated running back corps.
Aug 28 - 1:13 PM

Frank Gore managed six yards on four carries and missed his lone target in the Colts' third preseason game.

The Colts' line managed no push against Philadelphia's underrated defensive front, so Gore went nowhere during his short stay on the field. More troubling, the Colts lost stud LG Jack Mewhort to a season-ending torn ACL. We have liked Gore as a value pick all offseason, but that is contingent on Indy's offense rebounding and Andrew Luck staying healthy. The line is a real issue.
Aug 27 - 10:42 PM

Colts RB Jordan Todman managed two yards on three carries in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Todman worked deep in the rotation, playing behind Frank Gore, Josh Ferguson, and Robert Turbin. Although Todman looks low on the depth chart, he is a core special teamer and that may save him. He recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown, wrestling the ball away from an Eagle at the bottom of the pile.
Aug 27 - 10:34 PM

Colts RB Robert Turbin rushed four times for 24 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of six in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Turbin entered before Josh Ferguson, but saw most of his action after Ferguson was done for the night. Ferguson didn't capitalize on the increased opportunity, so Turbin's No. 2 back job is likely safe. He had a long touchdown run negated by a Phillip Dorsett holding penalty, but it still went in the books as a 12-yard gain. Most importantly for Turbin, he is capable in pass protection. That gives him a decisive edge on Ferguson.
Aug 27 - 10:30 PM

Colts UDFA RB Josh Robinson managed four yards on five carries but caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the third preseason game.

Ferguson has 18 preseason carries for 13 yards. He did show burst when the Colts finally got him into space Saturday night, breaking off a 16-yard gain on a screen pass. Ferguson struggled in blitz pickup again, however, and is probably not going to open the season as Indianapolis' No. 2 back.
Aug 27 - 10:26 PM

Colts LG Jack Mewhort is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in Saturday night's preseason game.

It's an enormous loss for Indianapolis. A top-ten guard last season per Pro Football Focus' grades, Mewhort is one of the Colts' most experienced and best linemen as the anchor between LT Anthony Castonzo and rookie C Ryan Kelly. The Colts are also dangerously thin on the line. Offensive line play remains the biggest obstacle for Indianapolis' skill-position players in fantasy.
Aug 27 - 10:20 PM

Phillip Dorsett caught 3-of-5 targets for 49 yards in the Colts' third preseason game.

Dorsett showed his speed on a 39-yard gain. He saw snaps with both Andrew Luck and Scott Tolzien and is entrenched as the Colts' third receiver. That role will likely lead to intermittent blowup games that are tough to predict. Dorsett could become a fantasy starter if T.Y. Hilton or Donte Moncrief went down.
Aug 27 - 10:16 PM

Dwayne Allen was not targeted in the Colts' third preseason game.

If Allen was in there, we didn't see him. It's not cause for any concern. Allen has reportedly had a no-nonsense camp after signing a four-year, $29 million deal he's allegedly committed to living up to after an injury-plagued start to the career. He has low-end TE1 potential catching balls from Andrew Luck.
Aug 27 - 10:14 PM

Donte Moncrief caught 6-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the Colts' third preseason game.

His lone missed target came on a miscommunication in the end zone with Scott Tolzien. Crief was on point with Andrew Luck, catching five balls for 52 yards in the first half alone. Crief's best catch came on a deep ball from Luck, gaining 26 yards. Moncrief is primed for third-year liftoff in Indy.
Aug 27 - 10:11 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught 3-of-5 targets for 38 yards in the Colts' third preseason game.

Hilton played a little under two quarters, while Donte Moncrief got run into the second half. Andrew Luck and Hilton looked to be in sync as expected. Although Moncrief is the better value in fantasy drafts, Hilton's raw stats projection is higher. He's worth targeting as a borderline WR1.
Aug 27 - 9:27 PM

Colts LG Jack Mewhort left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury.

The Colts' offensive line struggled badly against the Eagles' defense and could ill afford to lose Mewhort, who is arguably the shaky unit's best member.
Aug 27 - 9:16 PM

Andrew Luck completed 13-of-18 passes for 134 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.

He rushed once for two yards. The biggest takeaway from this game was the atrociousness of the Colts' offensive line, which gave up three sacks in two quarters and at least four more hits on Luck. Luck was efficient in the rare instances he had time to throw, hooking up with Donte Moncrief five times for 52 yards and T.Y. Hilton for 3-38 on five targets. Luck also found Josh Ferguson for 16 yards on a well-designed screen. Luck's protection remains an obstacle in his quest for a full-on rebound to his elite 2014 form.
Aug 27 - 8:46 PM

Colts CB Darius Butler left Saturday's preseason game with a left ankle injury.

He's done for the night. Before getting hurt, Butler intercepted a pass that was dropped by Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor. Butler had his ankle wrapped on the sideline, suggesting his exit may have been precautionary. The Colts can't afford another injury to their secondary with Vontae Davis (ankle) already on the shelf.
Aug 27 - 8:14 PM

The Colts are hosting free agent RB Stevan Ridley for a visit.

The Colts are desperate for running back depth, where career JAG Bob Turbin is currently the favorite for No. 2 duties behind Frank Gore. Josh Ferguson has fallen onto the roster bubble, while Jordan Todman never seems to be able to nail down an NFL home. Ridley, 27, probably isn't the answer. He has looked washed up in stints with the Jets and Lions since a 2014 ACL tear.
Aug 26 - 2:07 PM


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