The Indianapolis Colts announced on Wednesday that the team has placed the three following defensive players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list: cornerback T.J. Carrie, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
It’s worth noting that head coach Frank Reich, both vaccinated and asymptomatic, recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine away from the team.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard stated just ahead of training camp that the Colts are above 60% with their team vaccination rate right now. That number figures to continue to grow in the coming weeks—at least slightly, as more players’ vaccinations trickle in.
A few Colts players even recently disclosed to the media on whether they were vaccinated.
However, for a team that still appears to be one of the league’s least vaccinated for COVID-19—and the league’s strictly implemented protocol for safety, this is certainly a situation to continue monitoring for the Colts.
Right now, at the very least, with Rhodes and Carrie out, it appears their proven cornerback depth will be tested a bit early on in training camp—with Marvell Tell potentially the beneficiary in first-team defense reps:
Marvell Tell III is an intriguing guy to watch this summer. Has had a good day today. #Colts— George Bremer (@gmbremer) July 28, 2021