While it was expected, it’s great news that quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been cleared of his concussion. No one wants to go back to the Scott Tolzien era.
While the Colts got great play out of Barkevious Mingo at outside linebacker in John Simon‘s absence, it’s awesome news that Simon is back. He has been one of the Colts’ biggest defensive playmakers this year, even returning an interception for a touchdown in the Colts’ first meeting with the Titans.
Starting strong safety Matthias Farley wasn’t practicing earlier in the week, but luckily he’s not going to miss game time. He’s been a dependable presence on the Colts’ defense. With Clayton Geathers returning but being on a “pitch count”, it’s good to have Farley in place.
With Kyle Kalis questionable, it clears the way for Denzelle Good to return to the starting lineup at right guard.
The Colts could use defensive end Margus Hunt in the lineup since he’s already filling in for Henry Anderson, who got a fracture in his throat. Hassan Ridgeway would’ve been filling in for Hunt if he was out, but obviously, not now. If Hunt cannot go, it looks like it would be Grover Stewart getting added playing time.
Wide receiver Kamar Aiken is back, and in his absence in Week 10, Chester Rogers went off for over 100 yards. The unofficial depth chart makes it look like Rogers is back in the WR3 role, which is what we’ve all been wanting to see.
With TE3 Darrell Daniels out, look for Erik Swoope to get officially activated from Injured Reserve and move back into his TE2 role behind Jack Doyle. Swoope has been practicing the last several weeks and is reported to be back this weekend.
The only injury that the Titans have to report is starting wide receiver Rishard Matthews (hamstring) being questionable.