The Colts are yet again short on tackles. J’Marcus Webb started all but 1 offensive snap in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, and now finds himself on the Colts’ injured reserve list after sustaining a hamstring injury.
We have elevated CB Lenzy Pipkins to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed T J’Marcus Webb on IR: https://t.co/DwBcqs4sXp— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 11, 2018
We also signed CB Tarvarus McFadden to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/sbSE38FzwN
With the left tackle spot murky due to Anthony Castonzo’s absence (also due to a hamstring injury), Webb stepped up to play the right tackle spot while Joe Haeg manned the left tackle position. The offensive line did an admirable job in pass protection and looked to get better with Castonzo’s return, but will now slide toward being even thinner at the tackle position.
Webb’s roster spot was filled by elevating CB Lenzy Pipkins, the player acquired in the trade of LB Antonio Morrison to the Green Bay Packers, from the practice squad. Pipkins did not have much time to prove he belonged before cuts took place, and definitely offers some possible depth in a very inexperienced cornerback room.
Pipkins is in his second season and played 12 games with one start for Green Bay in his rookie season. He was signed by the Packers and an undrafted free agent and could be a contributor on special teams and as depth.
Additionally, the Colts signed Tarvarus McFadden to the practice squad to fill Pipkins’ spot. McFadden, as I wrote this morning, was in for a tryout and was a high value undrafted free agent who signed with the 49ers in the offseason. He has the necessary traits to play the cornerback position and makes perfect sense on the practice squad as a guy the coaches can try to develop.