The Colts clearly don’t feel comfortable with the running backs that they currently, because they keep dropping and signing running backs every other week.
The Colts have an established starter at running back. That is Marlon Mack. He is a great players and the best back the Colts have on their roster. After him, they have a bunch of guys. They clearly don’t think much of them based on their actions this preseason.
D’Onta Foreman, who was claimed off of waivers last week, was placed on IR and replaced by Chanderick West. Foreman was brought in because the Colts didn’t like their current running back situation, and clearly West was brought in to replace him.
This very well could be just a signing to help with depth for the rest of the preseason. The Colts will likely only keep three or four backs into the regular season. But they don’t really have any idea of what they want the depth chart to look like behind Mack.
Nyheim Hines was the presumed backup once Spencer Ware got hurt. But he hasn’t gotten the lion’s share of second team reps. That has gone to Jonathan Williams. Williams looked good in camp, but Hines was expected to be the primary backup with Ware gone.
Jordan Wilkins seems to have fallen out of favor as well. He doesn’t get much playing time in the preseason, and is no longer the third team running back. He might be in danger of getting cut. This was a position that seemed solidified for the Colts going into camp, but that is not the case.
None of this is too important because as long as Mack stays healthy, he is the workhorse back. That’s the only thing that truly matters.