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Colts News: Colts officially name rookie QB Sam Ehlinger No. 2 behind Carson Wentz

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Colts officially name rookie QB Sam Ehlinger No. 2 behind Carson Wentz
Roster numbers at other positions played a role in the decision. If the Colts released Ehlinger, he'd have been subject to waivers.

Colts Tuesday Notebook: Why Is Sam Ehlinger The New Backup Quarterback? | 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan
Colts Tuesday Notebook: Why Is Sam Ehlinger The New Backup Quarterback?

Colts Notebook: Ehlinger elevated to backup QB role | Sports | heraldbulletin.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Sam Ehlinger officially is just one snap away from being a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Colts’ Jonathan Taylor: Efficiency key to running game, not number of carries
What’s enough for Jonathan Taylor? Twenty carries per game? Twenty-five? Ask every feature running back – college, NFL, it doesn’t matter – and he’ll likely tell you, “More is better.’’

Taylor's touches remain torrid topic | Sports | heraldbulletin.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Jonathan Taylor is no stranger to pressure.

Colts: Marlon Mack remains in Indy, trade deadline passes without move
Mack, who requested a trade in late September, ranks fourth on the Colts with 101 yards on 28 carries in a role mostly spelling Jonathan Taylor.

Daily Notebook: Colts Excited to Host Primetime Game, No Moves at NFL Trade Deadline, Sam Ehlinger Now Backup QB
The Colts last played at Lucas Oil Stadium in primetime back in 2017. That drought will end Thursday night when the Jets come to town for Thursday Night Football.

Wentzday: Indianapolis Colts’ QB Carson Wentz Starts Fast, Ends Tragically in Loss to Tennessee Titans - Sports Illustrated Indianapolis Colts News, Analysis and More
Carson Wentz was on his way to a signature win early but couldn’t make the plays when they mattered most as the Indianapolis Colts dropped to 3-5.

Carson Wentz's Poor Performance and 6 Other Observations from Colts-Titans - Sports Illustrated Indianapolis Colts News, Analysis and More
Diving into my seven key film observations of the Colts' loss to the Titans. (Video via Indianapolis Colts YouTube)

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The life of NFL free agents in season: 'You have to be ready' – The Athletic
Many players are a phone call away from getting back into the league and have to be prepared while juggling other responsibilities.

Keefer: Frank Reich knows Colts won't get better until his in-game decisions do – The Athletic
The head coach can only say "put it on me" after losses so many more times before Indianapolis' season is lost for good.

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor isn't getting a lot of carries
Taylor is averaging 15.1 carries per game, sixth-most in the NFL, and the Colts rank in the middle of the pack in run-pass ratio.

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