The Colts have seven inactive listed for their first game of the season against the Chargers. Only one of them is a true surprise.
The Colts have their first game of the season in just under an hour against the Chargers in Los Angeles. They have a tough opener against a playoff team from a year ago. They have seven players inactive for week one, but one of them is a big surprise.
Jabaal Sheard, Jonathan Williams and Hale Hengtes are three of those inactive. Sheard and Williams were both not expected to play because of injury. Hengtes would be the fourth tight end, so him being inactive isn’t a surprise for this game.
Marvell Tell, Le’Raven Clark, and EJ Speed are also inactive. Speed and Tell are rookies, so it’s not surprising to see them inactive. That’s especially true for Tell as he played very poorly in preseason. Clark is just bad at his job at left tackle, so it’s good to see him out too.
The big surprise is that Tyquan Lewis seems to be a healthy scratch. He is listed as a starter, so for him to be inactive is a big surprise. Lewis has had issues with injuries so far in his career, but this is a definite surprise seeing him sit out this one even while being healthy.
None of the inactive for the Chargers are a surprise, so it will be two mostly healthy teams going at it today. It should be a fun one to start the season.