Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is out for Thursday night at Broncos

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Whatever the real numbers have been for the first three weeks of the streaming-only Thursday night games, this week’s audience could be real small, relative to other primetime games.

The Colts have ruled out star running back Jonathan Taylor for Thursday night in Denver, due to an ankle injury suffered on Sunday against the Titans.

It will be the first game Taylor has ever missed due to injury.

Also out for the Colts are linebacker Shaquille Leonard (concussion, nose, back), safety Julian Blackmon (ankle), and defensive end Tyquan Lewis (concussion).

Defensive tackle DeForest Bucker (elbow) and center Ryan Kelly (knee) have no designation for the game, which means they are good to go.

Running back Nyheim Hines presumably gets the start in place of Taylor.

9 responses to “Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is out for Thursday night at Broncos

  1. Does anyone watch a game just to see a running back? Especially one who is not named Barry Sanders?

  2. This is why you don’t put all your financial or production eggs into the RB basket.

    Why do people keep claiming Indy is a playoff team?

  3. Indianapolis reminds me of Jacksonville’s fleeting success (when Bortles was QB) – these guys had such a bright future and then poof, it was gone before you realized it ever started. I wouldn’t be surprised if both Frank Reich and Chris Ballard are fired before the season is over.

  4. They’ve been running JT hard the past two years. He’s a stud and you SHOULD run him hard, but eventually the wheels fall off. Hopefully this is minor and a 1 game setback.

  5. If the flyer Amazon sent me in the mail promoting Thursday night football is any indication, the ratings are pretty low.

  6. RB Christian McCaffrey should be a cautionary tale for the Indianapolis Colts on how to handle RB Jonathan Taylor. Christian is only 26 yrs and his body is already breaking down. RBs like Emmitt Smith,Jim Brown and Franco Harris don’t exist anymore. Lighten the load and extend Jonathan’s career.

  7. Why waste JT’s health when they have no shot at winning a championship? They should trade him to Buffalo, parlay their draft picks into a long term solution at QB and build the team around a skill position that actually makes a difference.

  8. Colts strength and conditioning staff are a joke. Colts lead the league in injuries every single year. Why haven’t they replaced the entire staff yet? Complete failures

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