The Indianapolis Colts are coming off a huge win against the Seattle Seahawks and heading into a Monday Night Football matchup at 4-1 against the San Diego Chargers. It will be Andrew Luck’s first MNF game, which is pretty exciting for the new era of the horseshoe. Anyways, let’s get a quick update on the Colts heading into this game in San Diego.
A few injuries to be aware of: Ahmad Bradshaw is out for the year, LaRon Landry is day-to-day as is Stanley Havili. I expect Havili is showing positive signs since the
Colts recently cut fullback Robert Hughes, though tight end Dominique Jones is also capable of taking up full back duty. Delano Howell has been a pretty good replacement for Landry while he has been out (Howell returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown last week) but Landry is a playmaker that is always all over the field, he needs to come back soon.
Bjoern Werner is out for 5-7 more weeks but showing improvement and Erik Walden was limited in practice today. However, Ricky Jean-Francois is back, which is good news.
Speaking of RJF, his replacement, Lawrence Guy, was cut by the Colts and almost immediately picked up by the Chargers. The Chargers also picked up Kerwynn Williams to their practice squad, who was recently let go from the Colts practice squad, this week.
The new GM of the Chargers, Tom Telesco, did recently work for the Colts front office, but I think these moves occurred more because the Chargers want inside information on the Colts than any interest in the player’s talents.
The Colts have also signed outside linebacker Andy Studebaker, formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, and running back Dan Herron, a recent draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and former Ohio State Buckeye.
The Colts are facing a good offense this week with Phillip Rivers and the Chargers. Look for the defense to step up and have a good game, especially if Landry returns this week. It should be a good one on Monday night and I also can’t wait to see Jon Gruden oogle over Andrew Luck. Go Colts!