The Indianapolis Colts have activated three more players from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and made a few other notable roster moves as well.
Quarterback Carson Wentz, right tackle Braden Smith and cornerback T.J. Carrie were activated from the COVID-19 list on Saturday afternoon.
We've activated CB T.J. Carrie, T Braden Smith and QB Carson Wentz from the Reserve/COVID-19 list in addition to 7 roster moves ahead #LVvsIND:— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) January 1, 2022
So long as Wentz is cleared Sunday morning, he’ll be the starter against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport. ‘The expectation is he’ll be cleared tomorrow.’
The #Colts activated QB Carson Wentz off the COVID-19 reserve list. While he’s not officially cleared, this is procedural and the expectation is that he will be tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2022
As we learned earlier in the week, if Wentz is unable to start, it’ll be rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger making his NFL debut.
Smith is also back, meaning the Colts’ offensive line will at the very least have four of its five starters back for Sunday’s game. Left tackle Eric Fisher is the only starter who is questionable.
Cornerback T.J. Carrie is also back, giving the Colts quality veteran depth behind Xavier Rhodes and Rock Ya-Sin.
Indianapolis also brought up long snapper Kyle Nelson, safety Will Redmond, quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive tackle Chris Williams from the practice squad, according to the team’s report.
After being short-handed against the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas Day, the Colts are getting all of their starters back and would officially clinch a playoff berth with a win over Las Vegas on Sunday.