The Indianapolis Colts are again attempting to rebound after a tough loss. Just after dominating the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans got the best of them in Week 12 and the Colts weren’t able to put their best foot forward offensively.
The Colts have another AFC South matchup this week, though, and it’s the Tennessee Titans with a quarterback the Colts aren’t all that familiar with. Ryan Tannehill has the Titans’ offense clicking, and their defense is already very sound.
The Colts will have to play better than they have recently if they hope to continue their dominance over their Nashville foes. On the injury front the Colts are now without Eric Ebron for the season, and have signed Ross Travis to take his place within that role.
For the rest of today’s injury news, there were only two Colts who did not participate in today’s practice. Mo Alie-Cox, and Marlon Mack have been on the injury report now for several weeks. In terms of the effect that either of these two would have if they weren’t to play Sunday, the Colts’ tight end room is tightened up as mentioned earlier, and the running back room — aside from Mack — is as healthy as they can be.
As for the remainder of those on the report today, Parris Campbell, T.Y. Hilton, Clayton Geathers, Quenton Nelson, and Khari Willis were all limited, but on the field nevertheless. Geathers was simply a rest situation, which has been something we’ve witnessed the team do with him often this year. All in all, that’s good news for the Colts’ WR unit that has struggled mightily as of late, and specifically for the safety group as well.
Khari Willis is a big piece in the secondary, and Campbell may be able to come back and make an impact which is desperately needed from the team’s playmakers. More good news comes with Rock Ya-Sin being a full participant today.
Ya-Sin has been a bit of a flag magnet in his rookie season thus far, but his physicality and potential can not be overlooked in how they effect the secondary. There are so many issues with the team right now, that this group needs to be healthy, and able to make some noise on the field sooner rather than later.
With that, we certainly hope that Nelson’s hip issue is nothing severe as he’s visited the injury report several weeks this year as well.