Colts Injury Report: Safety Mike Adams Declared ‘Out’
The Indianapolis Colts updated their injury report Friday and look noticeably thin at safety with Mike Adams (hamstring) officially declared “out” and backup safety Clayton Geathers (knee) listed as “doubtful” respectively for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
In Adams and more than likely Geathers absence, the Colts will turn to special teams ace and backup safety Colt Anderson to start alongside Dwight Lowery at safety:
"“Yeah, it’ll be him (Colt Anderson) and Dwight (Lowery),” answered Pagano when asked whether Anderson would start for the injured Adams."
Oct 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts strong safety Mike Adams (29) reacts with inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (52) after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first half during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
It goes without saying, but Adams absence will be a major loss for the back of the Colts secondary. The 12-year veteran has provided a solidifying presence at safety for the defense, and in addition to his 31 total tackles, already is tied for a league high 4 interceptions on the season.
That being said, special teams gaffe aside, Anderson played reasonably well in last Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots in relief of Adams, who was forced to leave the game prematurely. In 33 defensive snaps last week against the Patriots, Anderson recorded 5 tackles (3 solo) filling in for Adams.
The 6-year veteran has 6 career starts, all previously with the Philadelphia Eagles.
However, he’s set to make his 1st career start as a member of the Colts on Sunday.
Otherwise, the only other injured Colts player listed on Friday’s injury report is backup inside linebacker Nate Irving, who’s officially listed as “probable” with a knee injury.
All things considered, the Colts look relatively healthy heading into their matchup against the Saints for this time of year.
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