The Indianapolis Colts announced on Thursday that starting (and rehabbing ) left tackle Eric Fisher has been placed on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list. Meanwhile, the team re-signed tight end Andrew Vollert, who was just released earlier this week.
As of yesterday, per his head coach Frank Reich, Fisher had been ‘doing well’ in his ongoing rehabilitation from a late season torn Achilles suffered in 2020 with the Kansas City Chiefs—but is still awaiting clearance from the Colts medical staff:
Reich says Fisher is doing well, but it’s up to docs to pull the trigger on him coming back.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) August 25, 2021
However, this could presumably be a small setback to some of his rehab work, as he’ll assuredly be quarantined from the team’s facility and the medical staff until he fully recovers from testing positive for COVID-19.
The encouraging news is that Fisher is currently the only Colt on the Reserve/COVID-19 list (*knock on wood*).
On the flip side, there’s now a temporary active roster spot for tight end Andrew Vollert, which is an additional opportunity for him to compete and show what he can do during Friday night’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.
Vollert spent part of last year’s late offseason with the Colts before being re-signed to the team’s practice squad for a short stretch in December. He re-signed with the Colts on a reserve/future deals in 2021 and has spent nearly the entire offseason with Indianapolis.
While the Colts’ tight end room is already deep with veteran Jack Doyle, the blossoming big-bodied Mo Alie-Cox, and intriguing receiving rookie Kylen Granson, Vollert could potentially audition for not just Indianapolis, but other NFL teams on Friday night.