Week 12: Panthers @ Colts – First Half Open Thread


DE Mario Addison:  Addison being a new addition is an understandable addition to the inactive list.  Also seeing as Brayton, Anderson, and Hughes are healthy, a 6th DE is a tad excessive.

QB Peyton Manning:  Manning continues to rehab, and still has not been cleared.  He will continue to sit out.

TE Dallas Clark:  Dallas was already declared out at the beginning of the week.

TE Brody Eldridge:  Eldridge saw some work, but was  mostly DNP through the week.  Give him another week or so.

OT Joe Reitz:  Reitz saw some work this week like Eldridge, but even optimistic estimates didn’t expect him back this soon.  Tepper will start at LG.

DT Drake Nevis:  Nevis didn’t seem to be his normal self in week 10, and was a DNP all week.  It would seem likely he suffered a setback, and his back problems have flared up.

*There is no 7th inactive since the Colts have not filled the roster vacancy from the waiving of LB Adrian Moten.  This development only makes the release of Moten all the more incriminating, since it is not in the Colts MO to make such serious roster decisions so rapidly without some kind of backup plan in place.  The Colts will only have 5 LBs on the Roster, with only A.J. Edds being a true ‘backup.’