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Colts Add OT Julie’n Davenport to the Reserve/COVID-19 List

NFL: AUG 18 Colts Training Camp Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Thursday that the team has added offensive tackle Julie’n Davenport to the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Davenport wasn’t seen at Colts training camp for a consecutive day, and this explains why.

The former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle was signed this past offseason to a 1-year, $1.275M contract to provide additional depth at the position.

The 5th-year veteran has appeared in 51 career games (28 starts) with both the Dolphins and Houston Texans over the past four seasons—being a former 2017 4th round pick of the Colts’ AFC South rival.

While Davenport wasn’t the favorite to start at left tackle (*until signee Eric Fisher is fully recovered that is)—presumably behind both Will Holden and Sam Tevi in the blindside pecking order, he can’t compete for the job if he cannot practice. So, this is definitely a setback for him (although he’s expected to provide additional depth at right tackle too).

In the meantime, he joins a trio of Colts’ defenders: cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie, as well as defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad as recent additions to the Colts’ running Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Not to beat a dead horse, but the Colts seemingly remain one of the NFL’s least vaccinated teams for COVID-19, so this could be a re-occurring theme throughout the season.