The Indianapolis Colts are currently preparing to take on the Denver Broncos in this Sunday's Divisional Round matchup in the NFL playoffs, and they returned to practice today after an off day on Tuesday to continue preparations for the matchup. Of course, as always, we keep track of those players who don't practice, and there were a couple of Colts who appeared on today's injury report. Let's take a look at the full practice report:
Did Not Practice:
D'Qwell Jackson, ILB (rest)
Henoc Muamba, ILB (back)
Greg Toler, CB (knee)
Jerrell Freeman, ILB (abdomen)
Jonotthan Harrison, C (concussion)
Andrew Jackson, ILB (hamstring)
Erik Walden, OLB (knee)
A.Q. Shipley, C (ankle)
A few notes:
- The Colts have four players on their active roster listed as inside linebackers, and all four players appeared on the injury report today. Of course, that includes D'Qwell Jackson, who was just getting a veteran's rest day, and then two of the linebackers were limited. So it's a bit skewed, but still, you get the idea that it could be a position to keep an eye on health-wise this week.
- Head coach Chuck Pagano said that Jerrell Freeman is "fine" even though he was limited today. He said that Andrew Jackson just had a "tight hammy."
- Greg Toler did not practice today due to a knee injury. He's the Colts' number two cornerback, and in a game in which the Colts will be going up against a receiving duo of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, the Colts will need Toler healthy. In that sense, it could be better to get Toler rested up during the week so that's he's healthy for the game, but on the other hand it could be a big loss if he can't play. Chuck Pagano described Toler as "day-to-day."
- Center Jonotthan Harrison, who is a depth player for the Colts right now, was the only player injured in last weekend's game, as he suffered a concussion on a PAT. He's going through the protocol, though it's an encouraging sign that he was at least back at practice in a limited capacity today.
- A.Q. Shipley was a full participant today, which is a great sign for the offensive line depth.
- The Broncos, meanwhile, used their bye week to get healthy. They had just one player miss any part of practice today (linebacker Brandon Marshall) and he was limited.