The Indianapolis Colts will be without one of it’s key pieces on the offensive line for the foreseeable future.
The Colts announced they have placed starting right guard Matt Slauson on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Evan Boehm from the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.
The loss of Slauson is another blow to a unit that is already dealing with several issues. The Colts have yet to see the debut of starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo, who has been dealing with hamstring injury for the last couple of months. The team also lost J’Marcus Webb after Week 1 to a knee injury. Joe Haeg would fill the void at right tackle, but the versatile lineman suffered an ankle injury against the Philadelphia Eagles and found himself on IR as well. Denzelle Good has also missed time due to injuries and personal reasons.
Mark Glowinski, Braden Smith, and Le’Raven Clark are all candidates to start at right guard. Smith had an impressive outing against the Patriots as the starting right tackle, so it will interesting to see who Frank Reich will go with — especially if Castonzo is still not in the lineup.
In 2017, Boehm played in 15 games for the Cardinals with eight starts at right guard. As a rookie in 2016, he saw action in all 16 games and started the season finale at right guard.