Per the Athletic’s Zak Keefer, Colts HC Frank Reich said QB Andrew Luckwon’t practice this week, and the issue is Luck’s “full speed movement vs. pain threshold.”
Keefer says ideally the team will want to know Luck’s status for Week 1 by next Monday.
According to the Athletic’s Stephen Holder, the Colts might need to carry three quarterbacks into the regular season if they’re unsure about Luck’s health.
Backup QB Chad Kelly‘s two-game suspension severely hurts his chances for a roster spot and helps Phillip Walker, as Indianapolis’ need for a QB decreases after the first two games. Holder thinks the Colts could bring in someone more experienced than either Walker or Kelly regardless.
If the Colts have questions about second-round WR Parris Campbell‘s hamstring, Holder says they could keep six wide receivers, with Zach Pascal getting the final spot.
Holder thinks TE Ross Travis could have the edge over UDFA Hale Hentges for a roster spot because his skillset adds more diversity to the tight end room.
According to Jim Wyatt of the official team website, Titans WRs Cody Hollister and Kalif Raymond are more likely practice squad candidates than final roster candidates despite strong performances in camp and the preseason.
Wyatt adds Titans HC Mike Vrabel‘s experiences as a former player have influenced his philosophy when dealing with injuries. Players like TE Delanie Walker and OT Taylor Lewan have commented on how they appreciate Vrabel’s patience and how he doesn’t rush them back.