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Colts Re-Sign TE Gijon Robinson, Continue Practice Squad Shuffle
In order to fill the vacant roster spot left when safety Brandon King was placed on IR yesterday, the Colts have re-signed Gijon Robinson. Robinson has spent the last two seasons as the Colts starting tight end and H-Back across from Dallas Clark but lost his job this year to rookie Brody Eldridge.
The Colts also continue to shuffle players on and off the practice squad over the bye week. The Colts waived fullback Matt Clapp.
Colts Place Safety Brandon King on IR
According to Rotoworld, the Colts have placed Brandon King on IR. With season-ending injuries to Jamie Silva and Melvin Bullitt, and a long-term injury to Bob Sanders, King looked to see increased playing time. He played against the Redskins on Sunday and even made a couple of key plays in the game, including a fumble recovery. It appears King suffered a hamstring injury that was significant enough that the Colts could not afford to wait to back-fill his roster spot.
At no time could it be more relevant to write a story about the role of safeties in the Colts defense than during a year which has seen five, FIVE!, strong safeties go out for the year or for a significant portion of the season. This rash of injuries puts the Colts in a position to put a player into a starting role for the first time in a meaningful regular season game not named Bullitt, Bethea, or Sanders for quite a few years. Don’t get me wrong, there have been occasional one game fill-ins in the past, but never a player who was expected to play somewhere between one-quarter, one-half of the season, or longer.
Undrafted rookies Mike Newton and Brandon King will be competing against journeyman veterans DaJuan Morgan and Aaron Francicso for the responsibility. This story will discuss what these players will be asked to do, the role safeties play in the Colts defense, and how it is possible that so many players could get injured at one position in one season. More >
Final Injury Report: Chiefs v Colts
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 527 views
Hey, party people (in honor of our favorite punter), happy Friday! To celebrate this glorious day, we’re bringing you the final injury report for the Chiefs v. Colts game, right on time! After the jump we’ll tell you who practiced on Friday and who will play on Sunday. Enjoy:
Wednesday Injury Report: Chiefs v. Colts
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Antoine Bethea – Hamstring
RB Donald Brown – Hamstring
WR Austin Collie – Foot
LB Kavell Conner – Foot
DE Dwight Freeney – Rest
WR Anthony Gonzalez – Ankle
CB Jacob Lacey – Foot
S Bob Sanders – Bicep
WR Reggie Wayne – Knee More >
Colts Safety Melvin Bullitt Out for Season
that Melvin Bullitt broke a bone in his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. It goes without saying that the Colts started the year with the strongest and deepest safety group in the NFL only to have two major injuries leaving the unit depleted. Back-up veteran safety DaJuan Morgan and rookie cornerback conversion Brandon King, who has missed time to a hamstring injury, are the only safeties currently on the roster behind Pro Bowl free safety Antoine Bethea.
Look for the Colts to sign a veteran to replace Bullitt sometime very soon. While Colts fans entered the season hopeful that the Indy injury curse would end, the opposite has happened. To this point in the young season a grand total of eight starting caliber players have missed time, with numerous key backups having their seasons end prematurely. Will provide more information as it is available.
In-Depth Final Preseason Roster Prediction: Defense
The Indianapolis Colts used the final preseason game to allow future backups on the regular season roster, and future practice squad players, to identify themselves through their performances. Each of the new, young players stepped onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday night with all of the training and development the Colts coaching staff could impart over the course of three long summer months.
It is reasonable to believe that there were players who had previously been unable to showcase their abilities, and who had yet to have their “lights come on,” who had their chances to show the Colts and the rest of the NFL that they deserve a professional football career. Some tough decisions will have to be made, and in honor of the players who are on the wrong side of those decisions, this final roster prediction will provide an explanation behind the final depth chart at each position.