For many, it was a bit of a surprise move when the Indianapolis Colts first waived tight end Erik Swoope a couple weeks ago. I think you’d have to qualify it with even more surprise when the Colts waived their undrafted free agent preseason stud, Skai Moore just last week.
The good news, is that each of them made it through waivers, and there’s not really any bad news to this if we’re being perfectly honest. Moore may not be exactly what the Colts figured he might be that early on, but he certainly adds speed and coverage ability to the team’s young linebacker corps.
He did, after all, start a game and spend three weeks of the season on the team’s active roster. It’s hard to tell whether he may get back to active status, but the Colts certainly understand that he has some very real NFL potential.
As far as Swoope goes, it appears after being a project for a few years, and looking as if he was making real strides in 2016, his leash has gotten significantly shorter in terms of staying on this roster. However, with the obviously limited abilities of Mo-Allie Cox, Swoope could easily be back on the active roster sooner rather than later.
The Colts also released an ‘if we had a practice, these guys would have missed it’ injury report on Monday. This list is not getting any shorter it seems folks.
With a short week to get prepared for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, the Colts were missing A LOT of important players. Jack Doyle is still out right now, T.Y. Hilton is suffering from a couple injuries he sustained Sunday, Nate Hairston, Darius Leonard and Hassan Ridgeway are out right now as well with injuries.
Quincy Wilson and Kenny Moore are in concussion protocol as well which isn’t good for the Colts secondary for Week 5. The Colts really lost an edge when Moore exited the game Sunday, and there is reportedly some strange circumstances surrounding Wilson’s designation per Zak Keefer.
I don't know what exactly, but something's up w/ Quincy Wilson. I'm almost certain he's not in the concussion protocol anymore. Why he's not practicing, I don't know.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) October 1, 2018
After an odd rookie season, his second year sort of starting the same way...
On the positive side of things, Anthony Castonzo and Marlon Mack were both limited, as was Clayton Geathers. Eric Ebron, Malik Hooker, Anthony Walker and Adam Vinatieri also made it on Monday’s report, but were all full participants.
The Colts could certainly use a healthy week of practice, and could also stand to get several of these names back as full participants as they sit at 1-3 and have to battle a major road test in Foxboro in just two days.