The Indianapolis Colts announced a number of active 53-man squad changes ahead of Sunday’s crucial divisional clash against the Tennessee Titans:
We activated LB Jordan Glasgow from IR and DE Dayo Odeyingbo from the NFI list, and waived DT Khalil Davis and RB Jordan Wilkins.
We elevated RB Deon Jackson and S Josh Jones to the active roster of the training squad for #TENvsIND.
– Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 30, 2021
Of course, among the biggest moves, the Colts activated 2021 2nd round pick Dayo Odeyingbo from the non-football injury roster and gave up on former 2018 5th round pick Jordan Wilkins, who had just started over. to train after a long absence of a non-registered. football disease.
Odeyingo had also recently trained after his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles at the end of the season which he suffered last season in college with the Vanderbilt Commodores – and the Colts would have had an extra week to potentially activate him. otherwise.
The 6’6 “, 276 pounds, incredibly long (35 1/4”) defensive lineman could add another versatile passer along the Colts’ defensive line, similar to the former role of veteran Denico Autry. The 2020 All-SEC defensive lineman could potentially become a key contributor as he recovers from an often explosive injury.
The Colts have given up on defensive tackle Khalil Davis to make room in the defensive line room.
Meanwhile, it looked like Wilkins was finally back and had a chance to become the Colts’ third running back again, assuming veteran Marlon Mack was brought forward before next week’s trade deadline. Instead, it looks like Mack is here to stay after all, while Wilkins may still have lingering effects from his illness – otherwise, raising Jackson doesn’t make sense.
Wilkins had amassed 951 rushing yards in 195 carries (4.9 ypc on average) and 4 rushing touchdowns in 49 career games (4 starts) with the Colts in four seasons. He had appeared in 4 games for the Colts in the 2021 campaign, but without holding back.
Finally, the return of 2nd year linebacker Jordan Glasgow should give special teams a boost as one of the Colts’ best players, while veteran safety Josh Jones should bring an experienced emergency save and another contributor of special teams in the fold.
It should be noted that the Colts have neither promoted fellow safety veteran Jahleel Addae nor cornerback Darqueze Dennard as the recently signed pair of practice teams are trying to get their playbook and their record back. defensive system and / or could simply be viewed as an insurance option.