The Indianapolis Colts announced on Wednesday that the team has activated rookie running back Jonathan Taylor from the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there’s reports that he’s already back practicing with his teammates.
Having had a personal close contact exposure, Taylor was required to be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list last week, and he subsequently missed this past Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
It’s positive news for the Colts backfield, as the 5’10”, 226 pound big bodied back—with a second gear, had arguably the best game of his career two weeks ago against the Green Bay Packers, where he rushed for 90 total rushing yards on 22 carries (4.1 ypc. avg.).
He’ll look to keep that momentum going in a divisional clash this weekend against the Houston Texans, who have the NFL’s 2nd worst run defense (allowing 154.7 rushing yards per game). Taylor leads the Colts with 518 total rushing yards in his debut campaign.
While Taylor will presumably split some of the backfield reps with fellow running backs Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins, he could still be poised for a big day between the tackles (as long as the Colts can get some adequate blocking from injured left tackle Anthony Castonzo’s replacement).