Linebackers Antonio Morrison and Anthony Walker Jr. are currently day-to-day with various injuries, and wide receiver Chester Rogers finally returns to practice.
The Colts are leaning on some youth at the linebacker position this season. Antonio Morrison and Anthony Walker Jr. are two of the top three players in Indianapolis’ linebacker rotation, and they had a combined one year of NFL experience between them heading into this season.
Morrison is listed with a groin injury on the Colts’ injury report, and he did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Walker joined Morrison on the sidelines at practice with a hamstring injury. Indianapolis Star reporter Zak Keefer lists them both as “day-to-day” with those injuries, and their status for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals is in question.
On a happier note, wide receiver Chester Rogers returned to practice in a limited capacity.
Rogers tweaked his hamstring about halfway through training camp, and he’s really struggled to get healthy and back on the field. He was expected to return to practice last week ahead of their season opener against the Rams, but he suffered yet another setback with his hamstring and was unable to play on Sunday.
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Rogers won the battle for the third wide receiver spot on the depth chart, but Kamar Aiken has been getting all of Rogers’ reps while he’s been out. The Colts are going to need all the help they can get from their receiving corps in Week 2 to help out Scott Tolzien or Jacoby Brissett against a versatile Cardinals defense.
While it’s great to have Rogers back on the practice field, losing two of their top three linebackers could really hurt the Colts this week as they try to pick up their first win of the season.