LaVon Brazill in walking boot, out of practice

Reuters

The Colts took a look at veteran wide receiver Deion Branch earlier this week, but didn’t wind up signing him to the roster.

They may need some help at wide receiver this weekend, though. Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports that LaVon Brazill was out of practice and in a walking boot for the second straight day on Thursday, casting doubt on his availability for Sunday’s game against the Texans.

The injury comes at an inopportune time for Brazill as he has moved ahead of Darrius Heyward-Bey on the depth chart in recent weeks. Brazill played almost twice as many snaps last Sunday as Heyward-Bey and caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Chuck Pagano said this week that Brazill and rookie Da’Rick Rogers each deserved to play more in the coming weeks.

“You know what, they were productive in that football game and they gave us a spark in that second half,” Pagano said, via ESPN.com. “And so certainly they’ve earned a right to play more.”

If things don’t improve with his foot quickly, Brazill may have to wait a bit for that opportunity.