Just like nose tackle Josh Chapman last week, rookie offensive guard Justin Anderson was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list prior to the start of the regular season. After Week 8, players on PUP are eligible to practice with the team. The club then has three weeks time to evaluate whether the player will be placed on the active roster or the injured reserve list.
Last week, Chapman started practicing. Today, the Colts announced Anderson will practice this week.
Anderson was a seventh round pick out of Georgia. The 6'4, 335 lbs Anderson played tackle in college. The Colts plan to use him as a guard.
Other news, via Aaron Wilson, involves the Colts trying out runningback Mossis Madu, cornerback Greg McCoy, and offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers.
McCoy played for the Arizona Cardinals this year, drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Colts director of college scouting is T.J. McCreight, who worked in Arizona's front office during the 2012 draft. He left that organization shortly after the draft to join general manager Ryan Grigson's front office team in Indianapolis. Perhaps there is a connection there.
If the Colts sign another corner, it suggests that Vontae Davis' "freak" injury will keep him out for a while.