Colts News: Brian Schwenke Activated, Chester Rogers Injured

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver Chester Rogers
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver Chester Rogers /

Brian Schwenke’s activation helps the Colts’ troubles at center, but WR Chester Rogers has been sidelined with an injury.

Good News

Brian Schwenke was brought in this offseason to provide some versatile depth along the interior of Indianapolis’ offensive line.

Schwenke has had ankle and knee trouble throughout his career including a dislocated ankle during the 2015 season. Schwenke’s injury history was one of the reasons the Titans decided to move on from him this offseason, but the Colts seemed to think he was healthy enough to take a chance on.

Schwenke’s ankle flared up again this offseason, and forced him to start training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. He is now healthy and activated from the PUP list, and will likely fill in for Ryan Kelly as the team’s starting center.

Bad News

The battle for the Colts’ third wide receiver spot has been a key storyline during training camp, and it looked like Chester Rogers was going to win the job.

However, Rogers’ hold on the position may be slipping as he’s been out for a week while nursing a hamstring injury.

Phillip Dorsett, who has reportedly been placed on the trading block, has been battling training camp injuries as well, and Kamar Aiken has disappointed thus far during camp, so they might not be in position to take advantage of this opening.

Dorsett has been taking reps as the number three wide receiver with Rogers out.

There has been no timeline for Rogers’ return, and this injury could be critical in this heated training camp position battle.