In a week full of bad news for the Colts, Friday’s injury report provides a bit of hope as Anthony Castonzo returns to a limited practice.
The Colts will need Anthony Castonzo at left tackle if they have any hope of keeping Jacoby Brissett upright this weekend.
The Texans have lost J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to injury this season, but they still have Jadeveon Clowney lining up on the quarterback’s blindside. Clowney has been a dominant force this season, and Castonzo is the only lineman on this roster that has any hope of winning against Clowney in a one-on-one matchup.
Castonzo returned to a limited practice session on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He is currently listed as questionable for Sunday’s divisional matchup.
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John Simon, Quincy Wilson, and Matt Jones have all been ruled out and won’t make the trip to Houston.
Simon had to be looking forward to the possibility of racking up a couple sacks against his former team, but a neck stinger will keep him on the sideline for the second straight week.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin will be able to play this week as he passed the league’s concussion protocol. Melvin has been the best player in the Colts’ secondary this season, and he’ll be tasked with lining up against DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller on Sunday.
Jabaal Sheard and Adam Vinatieri were both listed on the injury report this week, but they’ll both be good to go as the Colts look to pick up their third win of the season.