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Although the Colts are heading into the playoffs and will not have to worry about new contracts, free agency, and draft planning until after their playoff run ends, once it does things will start happening fast. With all of the players who have contracts ending this season, it will be important to make good choices in order to keep a very talented football team intact.
One thing about any off-season is the chance that difficult decisions will have to be made about players for whom fans have a great deal of loyalty. That is the unfortunate nature of the business of football and those kinds of decisions and observations will be included in what this writer believes is the best direction for the Colts leading up to the 2011 season.
The most important thing to do to start this process is to identify which players require new contracts in order to play football in 2011, and which players currently have contracts that are not reflective of their value to the team.
The players who will need new contracts in order to return to the Colts in 2011 are listed below, by position. More >
2010 Colts Defensive Tackles are Overlooked and Underrated
The Colts defensive tackles are one of the most overlooked and underrated units in the league. First-year starter Fili Moala is having a solid year and showing signs of a bright future. Second-year starter Daniel Muir has had some struggles but has also made some big plays. For a second week in a row, Mookie Johnson made big plays — he stuffed a run and was in on a sack. Eric Foster is having the best year of his career and offers a legitimate pass rush threat and penetration from the defensive tackle spot.
The point is, most Colts fans and most NFL talking heads don’t ever hear or talk about the Colts defensive tackles because they’re rarely a problem. Our linebackers, corners, and defensive ends have been more inconsistent than our defensive tackles. With Aaron Francisco thrust into a starting role, it’s fair to say the safeties are also a bigger weakness right now. More >
Questioning the Toughness of Players like the Colts Sanders or Gonzalez is “Ignorant”
Ross Tucker of ESPN wrote a story yesterday regarding an oft-discussed issue with injured NFL players, particularly ones who miss time more often than fans think they should. His response is clear, questioning the toughness of NFL players because they suffer from injuries that hold them out of long stretches of football games, even multiple times, is ignorant.
Too often fans and a lot of writers in the media, particularly fan writers on blogs, will throw around labels like “injury prone” or say things like a player is not “tough enough” to play professional football. These comments are almost always uninformed, lack depth, and are only written because those writing the comments are ignorant to the kinds of injuries players often suffer, the gravity of those injuries, and the difficulty of overcoming not only the pain but the rigorous rehabilitation processes that go along with them. More >
According to FOXSports’ Adam Caplan, the Colts have made a number of roster moves and announcements:
- S Bob Sanders (biceps) and WR Austin Collie (concussion) will not play against the Bengals; look for Austin to return against the Patriots, and Sanders against the Cowboys
- Blair White will step into the #3 WR role
- CB Deshea Townsend was waived
- LB Ramon Humber was waived from injured reserve; this does not bode well for Humber’s return next season
- G Donald Thomas, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, worked out for the team
In other news:
- RB Andre Brown was waived and promptly claimed by the Carolina Panthers
- DT Antonio Johnson will return to on-field work this week, three weeks after knee surgery
UPDATE: Colts cut DT Mitch King from practice squad, claim corner back John Destin from Jacksonville. Video highlights created by Destin himself:
The Colts are in a situation that has become all too familiar for fans each year. They have suffered a rash of season-ending injuries, starting in rookie mini-camp, with third-round cornerback Kevin Thomas. The Colts added four more defensive backs to that list: including veteran safety Jamie Silva, safety David Caldwell, safety Donye’ McCleskey, and cornerback Jordan Hemby — each were lost during training camp and preseason.
Tight end Tom Santi and kicker Brett Swenson also failed to make it to the regular season. Since the season’s start, linebacker Ramon Humber has been waived due to injury and starters Bob Sanders, Clint Session, Pierre Garçon, Charlie Johnson, and Anthony Gonzalez have all suffered injuries that have kept them out of games. Starting linebacker Clint Session’s replacement, rookie Kavell Conner, suffered a broken bone in his left foot in Denver that will keep him out for weeks as well. Even 2007 second-round pick Tony Ugoh suffered a toe injury that led to his release from the club. More >
Blair White Signed – Travels to Denver
The Colts, on Saturday, signed Blair White from their practice squad. With both Anthony Gonzalez and Pierre Garçon out with injuries, Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and White will likely share receiving duties against the Denver Broncos Sunday in Denver.
White was a walk-on at Michigan State and, although projected as a Top 10-20 receiver in the 2010 NFL draft, went undrafted. The Colts signed him as an undrafted free agent immediately after the draft. The rookie led all Colts receivers in the pre-season. White Signed – RotoWorld.com
There are reports that linebacker Ramon Humber has been waived/injured to make room for White. ~ CONFIRMED ~ Humber Waived/Injured – NBC Sports
Colts Injury and Roster Updates
This week has been busy for the Colts roster. Tony Ugoh will not be a part of the Colts organization anymore, as he has been released from the injured reserve. This ends his Colts career and will go down as one of the most disappointing draft values in Bill Polian’s career. I do not believe that Ugoh is a bust, but he did not become the stalwart left tackle the Colts hoped he would be to replace Tarik Glenn.
Joe Reitz spot on the practice squad is finally up at Colts.com. He replaced former practice squad offense lineman Xavier Fulton.
New to the injury list is Ramon Humber, who has a fractured hand and will certainly miss some time recovering from that injury. Veteran backup Cody Glenn will likely be asked to fill his role in the defense and on special teams until he returns. Joseph Addai sat out of Wednesday practice with a knee injury. Gary Brackett sat out of practice with a back injury. Pierre Garçon was also limited in practice Wednesday and is apparently suffering from a minor hamstring pull.
Linebacker Clint Session has still not returned to practice with his own hamstring injury. Charlie Johnson took the day off to rest his foot. Jeff Saturday was limited to rest his recently surgically repaired knee.
Stay tuned later this week as we will discuss the injuries on the Check it to Pancakes podcast and update the injured list on Friday. Visit the National Football Post for more on the Colts updates.
The Injury Report (Giants v. Colts, Week 2)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 624 views
It’s Friday, which can mean only one thing! Happy “Injury Report Released” day! After the jump you’ll find the status for each player on the Colts’ injury report, their participation notices for the week, and my speculation on their availability for Sunday night’s game.