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Colts Activate Eric Fisher From Reserve/COVID-19 List; Release Antwaun Woods

Indy gets a big boost on their offensive line.

NFL: MAY 27 Colts OTA Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts announced left tackle Eric Fisher was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

To make room for Fisher, the Colts released veteran defensive tackle Antwaun Woods.

After signing with Indianapolis during the offseason, Fisher has yet to take any meaningful snaps as he continues to work his way back from an Achilles injury suffered during last January’s AFC Championship game. Fisher started training camp on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list.

Fisher now could potentially practice as soon as Wednesday.

If Fisher is able to practice this week, there’s a good chance he could start in Sunday’s Week 1 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Should Fisher not be able to go, though, it’ll be veteran Julien Davenport who gets the nod at left tackle.

Davenport won the starting job during camp and has started 16 games in two of the last four seasons for both the Miami Dolphins (‘20) and Houston Texans (‘18).

Back in May, Fisher spoke with team local media members regarding his choice to sign with the Colts.

“It seemed right from the start,” Fisher said. “I’m a midwest guy. I grew up in Michigan. I like that it’s close to my home state.”

The two-time Pro Bowler also mentioned the culture as part of his reasoning for wanting to sign with Indy.

“I think it’s just a great organization,” Fisher said. “Obviously I have a connection with Chris Ballard and he brought me in and trusted me to get the job done, and I’m looking forward to that challenge and everything that comes along with it.”

Now, with Fisher potentially being able to practice for the first time in months, the Colts will get a better indication of where he's at in the recovery process.