A source tells Ian Rapoport that the Colts should not have been surprised by TE Eric Ebron‘s ankle issues, given that he had told them about the problem before the season and even took Toradol shots prior to nearly every game.
Colts HC Frank Reich previously said he was surprised the injury ultimately led to Ebron shutting things down and recently undergoing ankle surgery.
“I’m not saying (the scan in training camp) was 100 percent clean, but it was nothing that was limiting him in practice,” Reich said a few weeks ago, via The Athletic. “It didn’t limit him in training camp, it didn’t limit him in the season or in practice. Then, last week sometime, I don’t know if it flared up at practice or if it was the result of a previous game, but that was the first time that it had flared up to the point where it affected him as far as practice.”
According to Reich, all parties involved discussed the situation before Ebron was placed on injured reserve.
“We all talked it through together,” Reich said. “I had conversations with Eric. Chris (Ballard, the Colts’ general manager), had conversations with Eric. The doctors. At the end of the day, this is what was thought to be the best decision.”
- According to Barry Jackson, new Dolphins CB Linden Stephens, DL Zach Sieler, and WR Trevor Davis did not travel with the team to Week 14’s game against the Jets.
- Dolphins signed DB Linden Stephens off of the Seahawks’ practice squad. (NFLTR)
- Dolphins waived CB Chris Lammons.
- The Titans added OLB Derick Roberson (illness) to the injury report on Saturday. He’s now questionable for Week 14’s game.