Colts Injury Report: Denzelle Good to Injured Reserve

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24: Center Samson Satele
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24: Center Samson Satele /

After earning a surprising starting spot, right tackle Denzelle Good is headed to the injured reserve with a torn ligament in his wrist.

Jeremy Vujnovich was expected to be the starting right tackle heading into the season, but Vujnovich was shifted over to left guard to make room for Denzelle Good to start at right tackle.

Good played all 50 snaps in Week 1 against the Rams, but his wrist injury was significant enough for him to be placed on injured reserve, which will effectively end his 2017 season.

Good was a seventh round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Division II Mars Hill University, and he started 18 games at left tackle, right tackle, and right guard over the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He’s had an up-and-down career so far in terms of his performance, but he played pretty well against a strong Rams defensive line on Sunday.

It remains to be seen how the Colts will shuffle around the offensive line in Good’s absence.

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They could shift Vujnovich back over to right tackle and possibly move Joe Haeg into the starting lineup at left guard. Haeg started 14 games for the Colts as a rookie last season, playing three positions on the line including both left guard and right tackle.

The Colts also have the option of leaving Vujnovich at left guard and inserting Le’Raven Clark into the starting lineup at right tackle. Clark played in 8 games last season with 3 starts playing right guard and right tackle as a rookie.

Clark was selected higher than Haeg in the 2016 draft, but they’ll each be given a chance to win a starting job this week in practice.