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Colts Bring Spence Back, Place Good on IR

The Colts placed starting OL Denzelle Good on IR and signed ILB Sean Spence.

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The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent inside linebacker Sean Spence and placed starting right tackle Denzelle Good on Injured Reserve.

The injury to Good is news to everybody outside of the organization. No mention of an injury to him has been mentioned, not even in head coach Chuck Pagano’s media availability.

*UPDATE: On Wednesday, Pagano stated that Good tore a ligament in his wrist.

Last night, Good posted the following on Twitter, for what it’s worth:

Good started the Colts’ opening game last Sunday at right tackle against the Los Angeles Rams, and did pretty well. Pro Football Focus gave him the 17th-highest grade among all tackles in the NFL—both left and right—with a 78.7. He received the Colts’ best grade among offensive linemen.

The Colts surprised some with starting five entering the game, so while Le’Raven Clark looks like the favorite to start at right tackle now, that’s not for sure until they announce it. Depending on what the injury is, Good looks like a candidate to return from IR after eight weeks.

Spence was signed by the Colts as a free agent earlier this spring but was let go during roster cuts. Although he looked like a shoo-in for a starting inside linebacker spot during OTA’s and minicamp, he dropped completely off of the radar during training camp and the preseason. He has talent, but whether or not he can actually compete for a spot in the defensive rotation is anybody’s guess.