Donald Thomas placed on injured reserve

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The Colts have officially lost starting left guard Donald Thomas for the season.

The team placed the 28-year-old Thomas on injured reserve Thursday, the club said.

Thomas suffered a torn quadriceps on Wednesday. He sustained the same injury last September.

With Thomas out, second-round pick Jack Mewhort is among the options to fill in at left guard.

In a corresponding roster move Thursday, the Colts re-signed undrafted rookie offensive lineman Eric Pike, who had a short stint with the club in May. A Towson product, Pike (6-5, 298) was a left tackle on the college level.

The signing of Pike puts the Colts back at the 90-player limit.

8 responses to “Donald Thomas placed on injured reserve

  1. Colts got tons of UDFA steals. Da’Rick Rogers, Loucheiz Purifoy, Qua Cox… dudes are gonna be solid. Watch out for Indy. Especially with that trio of Wayne/Hilton/Nicks damn.

  2. They should let Thomas walk. He has not played for 2years. The whole time he has been a Colt. He has been hurt. I just don’t think it’s a good move to keep around a player you pay 14 million over 4 years around when he is hurt for 2 out of the 4 and it may be more. You’re basically paying a player because he was good for his past Team but the moment you sign him he’s got the injury bug and can’t play for his new team (Colts). It’s too bad to because Thomas looked like the answer to the Colts need to solidify the interior line, but it now looks like the Colts are going to have to look else where to fox it’s need. It’s a good thing that they drafted Jack.

  3. I would like for the Colts to start getting solid in the center/guard area of the O-line. They have drafted more players in the C/G area of the line with high end draft picks and have yet to reap the rewards. The 49er’s addressed there need at the C/G area with 2 picks one year and got it right. What is the deal with the Colts? They keep drafting C/G year after year and still have the problem. They have also had zero luck in free agency to address the issue. I hope that they finally have a solid front. You will have a 2nd in Jack, a 4th in Holmes, and a 3rd in Thornton. I just hope they finally get in right and can move on to other areas of need to use draft choice on like Corner, LineBacker, and Safety.

  4. Wonder if Thomas is regretting his decision to leave New England. Stayed pretty healthy and played well while there, and hasn’t seen the field since he chased the money.

  5. The strength and conditioning coaches along with Pagano should be getting a little scrutiny here. Why was he out there so soon? They are thin at O-Line as it is… why push a dude with a muscle tear? Those are typically longer than 1 year recovery time.

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