Injuries and Roster Moves: OG Reitz Undergoes Surgery on Knee, Collins to IR

The Colts released a flurry of information today regarding numerous roster moves, including the fact that quarterback Kerry Collins has been placed on injured reserve.

Collins was signed to replace Peyton Manning as the starting quarterback, and started for the first three games. During that time, he was vastly underwhelming, and was effectively benched with a "concussion injury" during Week Three's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since then, Curtis Painter has looked much better at QB, and the team has responded well (excluding the New Orleans game).

Since being signed, Kerry Collins has made $8,316 per yard, and $1.33 million per game. What a steal that turned out to be, huh? In other news, OG Joe Reitz was reported to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, sidelining him for an undetermined amount of time. For now, he will be kept on the active roster.

To make up for the continued uncertainty on the offensive line, the Colts placed OT Mike Toudouze on the active roster, and resigned OG Jamey Richard. To make room for Richard, TE/FB Chris Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve. For the practice squad, WR David Gilreath was released, while RB Darren Evans replaced him.

Kyle J. Rodriguez

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A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.