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Coach Chuck Pagano was "noncommittal" Wednesday when asked who will start in place of Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers.

Donte Moncrief played more Week 7 snaps than Hakeem Nicks, who has appeared done and then some while seeing decreased playing time in recent weeks for Indy. Third-round pick Moncrief offers a lot more big-play ability and upside at this stage of their respective careers. We're guessing Pagano's refusal to name Nicks the starter hints Moncrief has a real chance to get the nod.
Oct 24 - 1:12 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers after missing practice every day this week.

He's going to be a game-time decision. Richardson is already sluggish at 100 percent, so he'd be nothing more than a borderline RB2/3 at less than full health. If he can't play, Dan Herron is expected to handle some of Richardson's workload. "Boom" is a north-south runner who showed he's hard to bring down in the preseason. Ahmad Bradshaw would gobble up a few extra looks.
Oct 24 - 1:01 PM

Reggie Wayne (elbow) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Steelers.

The 5-2 Colts sit comfortably atop the AFC South and Wayne was looking tired in recent weeks. He then landed awkwardly on his elbow last Sunday against the Bengals and missed the entire practice week. Look for Griff Whalen and Donte Moncrief picking up extra work behind T.Y. Hilton. Moncrief may be the biggest beneficiary. He was already eating into Hakeem Nicks' snaps and has gobs of upside. He's not an advised re-draft start, but worth a dart throw in daily leagues. Wayne will eye a Week 9 return.
Oct 24 - 12:53 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Colts beat writers are puzzled by Richardson's absence again Friday after coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that Richardson would likely be limited. Richardson didn't practice at all this week, leaving his status for Week 8 against the Steelers in serious doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw would get a serious boost.
Oct 24 - 11:49 AM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Colts practice Thursday.

The plan had been for Richardson to return on Thursday, so Friday has become all important for his Week 8 status. If he can't get in at least a limited session, he'll be looking very dicey for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Oct 23 - 5:44 PM

Speaking Thursday, Colts OC Pep Hamilton called third-round WR Donte Moncrief "ahead of schedule."

Moncrief will be in for an increased Week 8 role if Reggie Wayne (elbow) can't go. "He’s a guy that we feel like at any given moment we can plug in and he can perform," Hamilton said of his rookie wideout. Moncrief is an intriguing talent — and out-snapped Hakeem Nicks 23-19 in Week 7 — but is still a tough sell as anything more than a WR5. He's more of a daily-league dart throw than re-draft option.
Oct 23 - 1:54 PM

Reggie Wayne (elbow) is not practicing again Thursday.

Wayne was on the sideline in sweats watching his teammates practice. His injury is not serious by any means, but the Colts could play it safe and hold him out of Sunday's game anyway. Wayne's legs certainly looked like they could use a day off as he dead-legged his way to 4-15-0 against the Bengals last week. Griff Whalen, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief would likely all chop up Wayne's 8.8 targets per game if the veteran sits.
Oct 23 - 11:59 AM

The Colts' plan is for Trent Richardson (hamstring) to return to practice on Thursday.

Despite leaving last week's game early and not practicing on Wednesday, T-Rich fully expects to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Per Colts beat writer Mike Wells, Richardson "could have returned to the game but he was held out because the outcome had already been decided." Richardson averaged 5.5 YPC against the Bengals, which says more about Cincinnati's pathetic run defense than T-Rich.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 22 - 8:22 PM

Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Richardson's hamstring injury isn't considered serious, but not being able to practice puts his Week 8 status in question. Ahmad Bradshaw would be a feature back if Richardson is held out, with Dan Herron mixing in for change-up carries. Richardson "hopes" to get some work in on Thursday.
Oct 22 - 2:00 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano said Reggie Wayne (elbow) is day-to-day.

"Nothing of significance there," Pagano added. Wayne sat out practice on Wednesday, as he normally does, so we'll have to wait until Thursday for any real substantial update. It's possible Wayne doesn't even practice much, if at all, this week. At 35 years old, Wayne doesn't need to practice to play on Sundays.
Oct 22 - 1:54 PM

Dwayne Allen insisted his best play is yet to come.

"No, I don’t feel comfortable," Allen said after missing the 2013 season with a hip injury that required surgery. "It was my goal going into the season because of injuries and not having an offseason to train for this season was to get better all season long." Coach Chuck Pagano agrees that Allen is still "knocking the rust off, so to speak." Allen has seen just 30 targets this season, but has turned that into a 21-305-5 receiving line. He's one of Andrew Luck's go-to guys in the red zone at 6'3/265. We're still truly waiting for Allen to be unleashed.
Source: Colts Blitz
Oct 22 - 8:55 AM

Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Reggie Wayne (elbow) said it's "too early" to know if he'll suit up for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Wayne will sit out Wednesday's practice, but that's something he's done all season. Reading through the lines of the rest of Wayne's interview, it sounds like he will miss Week 8, but should be back to full speed in 1-2 weeks. His status will be updated on Wednesday.
Oct 21 - 5:12 PM

A source tells ABC6 in Indy that Reggie Wayne (elbow) could miss 1-2 games.

Wayne landed awkwardly on his left arm early in Sunday's win over the Bengals. He hardly missed any snaps, but did have two uncharacteristic drops later on. The injury sounds like some kind of minor sprain that the Colts might exercise caution with. Hakeem Nicks projects to slide into an every-down role opposite T.Y. Hilton, but Donte Moncrief has been closing the gap there lately. Nicks would be a desperation fantasy WR4 despite the opportunity.
Source: rtv6.com
Oct 21 - 10:31 AM

Trent Richardson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring ailment.

T-Rich has been openly optimistic regarding his injury, but the Colts won't know his status for sure until the MRI comes back. Indy plays the Steelers next.
Oct 20 - 3:56 PM

Reggie Wayne is undergoing an MRI for an elbow injury.

The Colts don't seem to fear anything serious for Wayne, so it's possible this MRI is precautionary. We'll have an update on Wayne by Wednesday.
Oct 20 - 3:54 PM


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