Colts free Willy, then re-sign him

The Colts’ decision to rest Peyton Manning against the Jets wasn’t surprising for a number of reasons. One was that they promoted Drew Willy, a practice squad quarterback, before the game.

Now Willy has been dropped, while wide receiver Sam Giguere was promoted from the practice squad.  Willy has been re-signed to the practice squad.

It will be interesting to see if Willy is re-signed later in the week.  (We suspect he will be, and the Colts will take a similar approach to Sunday’s game.)

If Willy is not re-signed to the active roster, perhaps Manning will play longer against Buffalo.  Now that would be a creative way to annoy the Colts fanbase.