INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced this day that rookie safety Julian Blackmon is the finest Colts player dominated out of Sunday’s 2020 season opener towards the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.
Linebacker Matthew Adams is additionally being labeled as questionable for the game,
Reich added this day that guys esteem left sort out Anthony Castonzo, left guard Quenton Nelson, center Ryan Kelly and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton — all of whom had overlooked apply time this week — are “up and ready to circulate.”
The Jaguars believe one player, tight live Tyler Davis, dominated out for Sunday’s game, meanwhile.
» Blackmon entered coaching camp on the Non-Soccer Harm (NFI) listing as he worked his intention support from December knee surgical operation necessitated after struggling a torn ACL at some level of his final collegiate game at Utah. A third-spherical steal of the Colts on this year’s NFL Draft, Blackmon was ready to be eliminated from NFI on Aug. 31 and rep his apply debut that day, though defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus acknowledged he’d be slowly brought into the mix at safety, and he was a restricted participant in apply all week. With Blackmon dominated out for Sunday’s game, the Colts believe plenty of depth on the issue within the support of returning starters Malik Hooker and Khari Willis, at the side of George Odum and Tavon Wilson.
» Adams suffered an ankle harm Sept. 2, constant with Reich, and was a restricted participant in apply the first two days of this week, but elevated to fleshy participation by Friday. The third-year Houston product is a key share of depth at linebacker for the Colts — he essentially performed the SAM linebacker issue closing season — but he’s additionally indubitably one of many crew’s more well-known particular teams contributors. Last season, his 306 particular teams snaps were the third-most on the crew, within the support of fellow linebacker Zaire Franklin (346) and safety George Odum (339). The Colts kept seven linebackers heading into Sunday’s season opener; previous starters Darius Leonard, Anthony Walker and Bobby Okereke, as effectively as Adams, the crew has Franklin, rookie Jordan Glasgow and E.J. Poke ready to circulate if wished.
Here is Friday’s apply yarn, with the avid gamers’ designation for Sunday’s game (if acceptable):
» DNP: DT/DE Denico Autry (relaxation); T Anthony Castonzo (relaxation/oblique); WR T.Y. Hilton (relaxation); DE Justin Houston (relaxation/calf); C Ryan Kelly (relaxation/knee)
» Dinky: S Julian Blackmon (knee; out)
» Fleshy: LB Matthew Adams (ankle; questionable); G/C Quenton Nelson (support); WR Dezmon Patmon (knee)