The Indianapolis Colts today ruled defensive lineman Kendall Langford (knee) out for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin) is doubtful, while defensive lineman Arthur Jones (illness) is questionable.
Head coach Chuck Pagano said today that Jones went home sick today “but should be ok.” So although he’s officially listed as questionable, it sounds like he should be ready to play as long as he gets healthy in time.
This will be third straight game that Langford has missed, though that’s not really a surprise. When the Colts ruled him out a few weeks ago Pagano said they’d be shutting him down for a little bit to let him get completely healthy (since he’s been dealing with this injury since training camp), giving the indication that he’d miss significant time. He was the only player that was still out when the Colts returned from their bye week on Monday, and he’ll miss another game after not practicing at all this week. His return date is still unknown. In his place, Henry Anderson (who will make his return to the field this week), David Parry, Zach Kerr, Art Jones (assuming he gets healthy in time), T.Y. McGill, and Hassan Ridgeway will handle the defensive line responsibilities.
As far as Patrick Robinson goes, Pagano provided some clarification on the injury since it was new this week despite having the bye week last week. Pagano said today that Robinson tweaked his groin in practice on Monday, which is the reason he missed practice the rest of the week. He’s officially listed as doubtful, but that means that it’s very unlikely he will play. That figures to mean a lot more playing time for Rashaan Melvin, who very well could get the start alongside Vontae Davis with Darius Butler in the slot.
The good news for the Colts injury-wise is that they will get safety Mike Adams, defensive lineman Henry Anderson, left guard Jack Mewhort, and right tackle Joe Reitz back on Sunday, which means that they should overall be quite healthy, particularly on offense.