What to Watch for: Preseason Week 3


The Colts have had an extremely rough preseason thus far, but they have an opportunity to turn it around this weekend against the Steelers.

Indianapolis has been outscored 48-29 through the first two preseason games, and out-gained by 317 yards combined against the Lions and the Cowboys.

The Colts’ starters will play at least one half agains the Steelers this Saturday, which will give them a chance to gain some momentum heading into the regular season.


The quarterback position is still the most important storyline for this Colts team as no one has emerged to take hold of the backup QB job.

Scott Tolzien and Phillip Walker have been disappointing thus far, whereas Stephen Morris has looked very solid in the fourth quarter of the first two games.

Morris may get a shot to be under center with the first-team offense this weekend, and could jump Tolzien on the depth chart with a great performance.

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Brian Schwenke

Ryan Kelly will be out for about the first half of the regular season with a foot injury.

Brian Schwenke was brought in this offseason to be a backup center/guard, but he has been unable to practice with a sore ankle through much of camp. Schwenke has finally been activated off of the physically unable to perform list (PUP), and he may get his first game action as a Colt on Saturday.

Third Wide Receiver

Chester Rogers seemed to be running away with the third wide receiver spot with an impressive training camp, but he has now been sidelined with a hamstring injury opening up the competition to the rest of the field.

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Phillip Dorsett and Kamar Aiken will likely get a majority of the reps this weekend, and have the opportunity to make the decision very difficult.

Second Cornerback

The Colts’ front office showed that they were not confident with their current cornerback situation by signing two veteran CB’s this week.

With Quincy Wilson disappointing so far in the preseason, Chris Culliver and Corey White will have a chance to come in and steal a starting spot.