The Indianapolis Colts released their inactive list ahead of their Week 3 matchup against division rival Tennessee.
Among those inactive are tackle Will Fries, cornerback Bopete Keyes, running back Marlon Mack, defensive end Isaac Rochell, tackle Braden Smith, wide receiver Mike Strachan, and defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth.
Carson Wentz is active for #INDvsTEN. pic.twitter.com/3UOEwpfgJu— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 26, 2021
Quarterback Carson Wentz is officially active, according to Ian Rapoport. Brett Hundley, who took the majority of first-team reps in Wentz’s absence, will backup Wentz.
Carson Wentz is officially active. https://t.co/ZN7yJ2dMwv— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 26, 2021
Also, according to Kevin Bowen, a Colts writer for 1075 The Fan, both Mack and Strachan are “healthy scratches.”
Marlon Mack and Mike Strachan both healthy scratches today.— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) September 26, 2021
Indy also gets two major boosts to both sides of the ball with the returns of wide receiver Parris Campbell and cornerback Xavier Rhodes, both of whom missed last Sunday’s Week 2 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Having Rhodes back should help a Colts’ secondary which has struggled heavily throughout the first two weeks. Campbell, meanwhile, will provide a unique presence for an offense which has lack explosive plays throughout the last two games.
Julien Davenport will likely fill in at right tackle for Smith, who continues to work his way back from a foot injury sustained during the team’s season opener.
As the Colts look to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since 2011, defeating the Titans would be a major win for the team, especially with two more road games against the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens awaiting them.