The Indianapolis Colts released their inactive list ahead of their Thursday night game against the New York Jets.
Our inactives for #NYJvsIND: pic.twitter.com/af8v3UKTPa— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 4, 2021
Among those inactive are wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, defensive end Julien Davenport, tackle Will Fries, cornerback Bopete Keyes, and running back Marlon Mack. Mack is ‘healthy scratch’, according to Kevin Bowen, a Colts writer for 1075 The Fan.
The Colts will need their other wide receivers to step up in Hilton’s absence to take some of the pressure off Carson Wentz. Michael Pittman Jr. has been a constant, go-to target for Wentz for the last several weeks, so I wouldn’t expect that to change going up against a very subpar Jets’ secondary.
Marlon Mack back to being a healthy scratch. Be curious if the team grants him his release at some point. Deon Jackson is RB3.— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) November 4, 2021
Ben Banogu still not needed even with Tyquan Lewis on IR. https://t.co/xXnsVwFKou
Bowen additionally reported that Deon Jackson is the team’s third-string running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines.
Additionally, Ben Banogu hasn’t seen very much playing time, even with the injury to Tyquan Lewis. The Colts have had a fair amount of success when splitting reps between Al Quadin-Muhammad and Kemoko Turay, so that could very well have factored into the decision to list Banogu as inactive.
For a second straight week, the Colts are looking very healthy on both sides of the ball, which could play a significant role for Thursday’s game.
Left guard Quenton Nelson, after being listed as ‘questionable’ on Wednesday’s injury report, is active. Having their All-Pro guard in the starting lineup makes a vast difference regarding how the Colts’ offense may approach the Jets’ defense. This will also mark a second straight game where all five offensive line starters will be active.