The Indianapolis Colts recently were holding a ton of players on Injured Reserve as a result of the cut down to the 53-man roster. There were a handful on IR who we didn’t even know were injured and had played in the preseason finale just days before.
However, there were a couple of names on the designation who stood out for one reason or another. Obviously when the Colts waived-injured T.J. Green, it was apparent that the experiment was over in Indianapolis. Yesterday, the Colts waived Green from IR with an injury settlement, and now it’s actually final, Green’s time in Indy is over.
Another big name when we consider how the Colts came into training camp and needed a receiver of their young group to break out and help one of the Colts thinnest positions. K.J. Brent was that guy to step up and show out in practice, but he too was bought out for his injuries.
Most Colts fans — myself included — would think that the Colts may want to bring Brent back due to his age and ability. His ceiling is solid, and Andrew Luck simply loved him in camp and the two had great chemistry.
In order for that to happen, a couple things have to pass. Settlements are designed by game weeks as opposed to a broad determination of how serious that injury could be. Depending on that game length of the settlement that was agreed to, The Colts will have to wait at least 6 additional weeks to have the eligibility to re-sign Brent.
Considering Brent’s knee situation, it could be a while, but it’s a settlement length that we should be keeping our eyes on just in case he squeaks through the rest of the league.