Colts GM Chris Ballard tells Tom Pelissero of NFL Media on Wednesday that indications are that QB Andrew Luck won’t start the season on the PUP list. However, his status for the season opener is still to be determined.
Pelissero adds that Luck has progressed in the team’s throwing program the past two weeks and has been rebuilding his throwing motion and strength.
Ballard has remained adamant that Luck won’t be placed on the PUP list in the coming weeks, which would cost him the first six weeks of the regular season.
The Colts placed Luck on the active/physically unable to perform list to start training camp since he is still recovering from shoulder surgery. However, he can be activated from this list at any time.
Luck, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2012. He’s currently in the first year of his six-year, $139.125 million contract that includes $87 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $12 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Luck has appeared in 15 games and thrown for 4,240 yards while completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Luck’s status as the news is available.