With Jack Doyle back and Trey Burton on the way home, Colts OC Nick Sirianni promises that the team will continue to include Mo Alie-Cox in the offense.
Colts have returned to normal in other areas after being decimated elsewhere.
Almost all NFL teams are experiencing the effects of a delayed start to training camp and an canceled preseason as a legion of players have fallen ill through the first three weeks with injuries.
The Colts fit right into this category. Marlon Mack and safe Malik Hooker both lost for the year. Unfortunately, they weren’t the only players injured at Indianapolis. Parris Campbell (knee) and Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) both underwent surgery (or will undergo surgery) and will be released indefinitely.
The Colts can’t afford to watch another key player go down, but fans will be happy to hear that reinforcements could be on the way for their Week 4 clash against the undefeated Chicago Bears.
A return to practice certainly doesn’t conclude their position for Week 4, but this revelation truly couldn’t have come at a better time for the Colts.
Pre-Game against the Jets on Sunday, Reich revealed that Ya-Sin had a procedure done to fix a non-football illness. There were no details on offer, and this latest update suggests that Indy will continue to keep them under wraps. Xavier Rhodes and TJ Carrie will only make their lives easier in the 2019 second round and his imminent return.
Burton, however, suffered a calf injury during the last stages of training camp and was ultimately placed in injured reserve to begin the season after further tests. Whether he will be allowed to face his former team remains to be seen but a return to practice shows good things for his chances to do just that. Remember he was set once to be a focal point of the offense.
With Jack Doyle back and Trey Burton on his way back, Colts OC Nick Sirianni promises that the team will continue to incorporate Mo Alie-Cox in the offense. Sirianni said that he made too many plays in the last few weeks.
Alie-Cox’s ascendancy was vital with all his injuries in the offensive line.
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Mo Alie-Cox appears to have locked the Number. In light of his stellar start to the season — he has 10 receptions for 181 yards and a touchdown —, Burton will likely pitch him when he needs a pause and will likely rotate with Jack Doyle in two TE sets.
Then there’s Day who missed most of the camp after late in the offseason and was put on the injured reserve list to start the year. The Indianapolis native will provide some much needed depth on the inside defensive line, as the starters DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart have both played over 90% of defensive snaps so far.
After weeks of seemingly endless distraction on the injury front, Colts fans finally have a reason to feel good about a Reich videoconference. We continue to update on Ya-Sin, Burton and Day throughout the week, but this certainly was a step in the right direction for all three of them.