Player News - Colts

Date: Team: Pos:

Donte Moncrief (shoulder) has been wearing a non-contact jersey at practice.

Moncrief has been playing through a sprained AC joint the last few weeks and was held out of the Colts' second preseason game. It's a concern given his shoulder issues date back to last year, but Moncrief should be ready for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 6:30 PM

Chester Rogers has been sidelined since August 16 with a hamstring injury.

He pulled up lame while running a route in individual drills at practice last week. Rogers was viewed as the favorite for No. 3 duties early in camp, but it's hard to win that job when not on the field. Phillip Dorsett has been handling that role in the meantime. Kamar Aiken has had a quiet summer.
Aug 23 - 11:51 AM

Colts activated C Brian Schwenke (ankle) from the active/PUP list.

With starting C Ryan Kelly (foot) expected to miss regular-season action, Schwenke's arrival is a welcomed sight. Although he's merely an average pivot, he gives the Colts experience at the position while Kelly is out.
Aug 23 - 9:16 AM

Stephen Morris worked as the Colts' second-team quarterback at Tuesday practice.

He's been Indy's best quarterback through two preseason games, completing 24-of-35 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown. It looks like Morris has moved ahead of Phillip Walker, but he's unlikely to supplant Scott Tolzien, who figures to start Week 1 if Andrew Luck (shoulder surgery) can't go.
Source: WTHR.com
Aug 22 - 6:03 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said there's still no "timeline" for Andrew Luck's (shoulder) return.

Per Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, the Colts have just two practices next week and four the week after before heading off to Los Angeles for Week 1 against the Rams. That means that even if Luck is activated off PUP in the next week, he'll have just six practices to shake off the rust before the regular season gets underway. Simply put, Luck is running out of time. Mike Chapell of IndySportsCentral "doubts" Luck will be ready for Week 1 while suggesting Week 3 against Cleveland as a more realistic timeframe. None of this comes as good news for fantasy owners invested in Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief or Jack Doyle.
Aug 22 - 2:43 PM

Colts signed CB Corey White, formerly of the Bills.

White appeared in 15 games for the Bills last season, making four starts and totaling 412 snaps. Clearly looking for secondary help, the Colts added both White and CB Chris Culliver on Monday. The cornerback job opposite Vontae Davis remains a sore spot on defense. It's anybody's job.
Aug 21 - 7:03 PM

Colts signed CB Chris Culliver, formerly of the Dolphins.

Once a promising talent for the Jim Harbaugh-led 49ers, Culliver has floundered in recent years bouncing around with the Redskins and Dolphins. He didn't even play in a game last season as he worked his way back from a 2015 torn ACL. Now 29, Culliver helps fills a need but is a question mark.
Aug 21 - 6:34 PM

Marlon Mack carried five times for 45 yards while adding two receptions for 14 yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

It was the fourth-round pick’s first game action after missing the preseason opener with a shoulder issue. Although he played all his snaps against the Dallas reserves, Mack showcased the explosiveness he did at South Florida. Mack ripped runs of 10 and 13 yards on his first two carries of the game before adding a 23-yard jaunt in the third quarter. The Colts need a playmaker in their backfield as they had just four runs of 20 or more yards all of 2016, which was tied for last in the league. Mack is still behind 34-year old Frank Gore and journeyman Robert Turbin on the depth chart, but is a name to monitor as an end of the bench stash in deeper leagues.
Aug 19 - 9:52 PM

Scott Tolzien completed 10-of-14 passes for 70 yards in Saturday’s preseason game.

Tolzien’s completion percentage was solid, but his 5.0 yards per pass attempt isn’t going to cut it. The Colts went three and out on all three of their drives against the Dallas starters and scored on just one of six drives while Tolzien was in the game. To be fair to Tolzien, he has largely worked with a skeleton crew at wide receiver this entire offseason, but the Colts’ offense has just eight first downs on nine possessions with their "first-team" offense in the game so far in the preseason. At this juncture, it’s close to a lock that Tolzien starts at minimum Week 1 of the regular season for Indianapolis. Andrew Luck’s absence obviously compromises all the Colts’ skill players for fantasy purposes.
Aug 19 - 9:32 PM

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, The Ringer's Mike Lombardi reported Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is available for trade.

"He's available in trade," Lombardi said. "You can have him if you want him." The Colts would likely be willing to part with Dorsett for a late-round pick. Teams that gave Dorsett high draft grades in 2015 may come calling closer to final cuts. Dorsett was one of ex-GM Ryan Grigson's most egregious draft picks.
Aug 19 - 3:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts will likely place C Ryan Kelly (foot surgery) on injured reserve with the intent to designate him as one of their return players.

The center will have surgery to repair a "bone defect" on Friday. The recovery timeline was originally given as 6-8 weeks, but putting Kelly on injured reserve would force him to sit out until at least Week 9. With Kelly looking likely to miss half the season, the Colts will almost certainly attempt to bring in outside help. They met with Jeremy Zuttah this week.
Aug 17 - 12:27 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts C Ryan Kelly (foot surgery) will miss 6-8 weeks.

Schefter reports Kelly will have a "bone defect" in his foot repaired on Friday. The timeline puts him out until at least October. The linchpin of an improving offensive line, this is a massive blow to a Colts' offense which might also have to start the season without Andrew Luck. Indy will likely look to bring in some outside help.
Aug 17 - 11:57 AM

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski said the team will have to alter the playbook if Scott Tolzien is forced to start.

"We'll make those adjustments if that's the case down the road," Chudzinski said. "Every week we tailor it some to the opponent, some to who may be playing, skill-wise, O-line-wise, quarterback-wise and all those type of things all go into it." In Tolzien's one start last season, the Colts focused much more on the short passing game, with 16 of his 22 completions going for 10 yards or less. T.Y. Hilton managed just three catches for 54 yards in that game and has seen his averages go down across the board when playing without Andrew Luck. It looks like Luck will miss at most a couple games if any, but it is still a short-term concern for Indy's pass catchers.
Source: ESPN
Aug 17 - 11:29 AM

Colts C Ryan Kelly (foot) will undergo surgery.

The team hoped to deal with the injury through rest, but Kelly apparently was not improving. Coach Chuck Pagano said the center will miss part of the regular season but declined to offer a timetable. With very little behind Kelly on the depth chart -- Brian Schwenke (foot) remains on the PUP -- the Colts likely will look to bring someone in. They met with Jeremy Zuttah this week, but he looks set to return to the Ravens. Free agent Nick Mangold could be an option.
Aug 17 - 10:10 AM

Colts first-round FS Malik Hooker has missed the last week of practice with a shoulder injury.

Hooker has spent more time injured than healthy since being drafted by the Colts, recovering from shoulder and sports hernia surgeries during the offseason program and opening camp on the PUP with a hamstring issue. It is unclear if this shoulder injury has anything to do with the offseason surgery. The Colts need Hooker to contribute right away, but that will be tough after all this missed time.
Aug 17 - 8:56 AM


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