Injuries have dominated the preseason storylines for the Colts. They received some good and bad news on two young receivers.
Unfortunately, the Colts have been ravaged by injuries to key players this preseason with as many as four starters out for their Week 1 matchup with the Rams.
The good news is that Chester Rogers is reportedly set to return to practice on Wednesday for the team’s preparation for their trip to Los Angeles. Rogers has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for most of training camp, but it looks like it hasn’t stopped him from winning the third wide receiver spot.
The Colts decided to trade away former first round pick Phillip Dorsett to New England for quarterback Jacoby Brissett this weekend. Chris Ballard’s decision to trade Dorsett shows his confidence in Chester Rogers and Kamar Aiken to pick up the slack behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.
Indianapolis was also expecting big things from tight end Erik Swoope coming into the season. The Colts traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots this offseason to clear the way for Swoope to become their number two tight end behind Jack Doyle.
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However, Swoope has struggled with complications from an August knee scope surgery, and was placed on injured reserve to begin the regular season. Swoope will have to miss at least the first eight weeks of the season before he can be reactivated from the injured reserve.
Brandon Williams will fill in as the team’s number two tight end in Swoope’s absence, and he showed some flashes in a solid preseason.