In what amounts to a relatively short stint, Denzelle Good was removed from the Non-football Injury List today after passing his physical. The Colts did not disclose the nature of the injury, but it was a little concerning considering that both other starting tackles, Anthony Costanzo and Austin Howard found their way to the list as well.
T/G Denzelle Good has passed his physical and has been removed from the Non-Football Injury List. pic.twitter.com/IDzUWRGbWB— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) July 26, 2018
Now it appears this was a relatively insignificant injury and Good will be able to begin training camp practices along with the rest of the team. That is important, because while he may not get starting reps, Good has been a success story as a whole since being drafted in the 7th round of 2015.
He had won the starting right tackle job last season until a knee injury landed him on injured reserve. He returned to start 6 games to end the season. It is largely believed that Austin Howard will start at the right tackle spot ahead of Good, but he’ll have the opportunity right from the jump to prove himself and earn that starting spot.
Castonzo, Good and Howard should all be back fairly quickly from what I am told. None considered serious.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) July 25, 2018
Stand down. https://t.co/UMzbTLPJdD
According to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, none of the injuries are major concerns so it is likely that we’ll see Howard and Costanzo come off that list sooner rather than later as well. Given the Colts’ past issues with health along the offensive line, it is never good to start training camp with guys already hurt, so this is definitely a positive start.