Colts Injury Report: Khaled Holmes Did Not Practice Thursday
The Indianapolis Colts released their injury report Thursday and starting center Khaled Holmes (neck) did not practice once again. It’s presumably the second consecutive day that Holmes missed practice, as he wasn’t seen during the team’s media portion of practice on Wednesday.
Instead, backup center Jonotthan Harrison was taking the first team reps in his place and will get the start in his absence. Harrison last started for the Colts at center in Week 15 of last season, having 10 career starts.
Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts center Khaled Holmes (62) during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Harrison showed initial promise as an undrafted rookie center last year before being benched for Holmes because of a combination of inconsistency and mental mistakes.
The Colts did receive some encouraging news; however, as starting safety Mike Adams (hamstring) was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday. It looks as though Adams will be healthy enough to start on Monday night barring something unforeseen.
The veteran safety missed last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints because of his hamstring injury, so his return should be a welcome addition to the back of the defense’s secondary.
On the season, Adams has 31 tackles and is tied for a league high with 4 interceptions.
Additionally, backup rookie safety Clayton Geathers (knee) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, having missed last weekend’s game as well. He should resume his role, as the defense’s hybrid safety/linebacker in nickel packages.
Otherwise, a duo of backups in inside linebacker Nate Irving (knee) and safety Winston Guy (shoulder), did not practice on Thursday. It’s worth noting that Phillip Dorsett (ankle) was also listed on the injury report as not participating, but that’s a given with a fractured fibula that should keep him out at least 4-6 weeks.
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