Injury woes cause Colts to move a guard to tight end
The Indianapolis Colts released an unusual announcement today about how they’re dealing with the injuries that are piling up on their offense.
“Indianapolis Colts OG-Jacques McClendon will wear jersey number 80 at Philadelphia this Sunday and will be listed as a tight end,” read the one-sentence press release issued by the Colts’ PR department.
The 324-pound McClendon certainly can’t fill the void left by the injured Dallas Clark. McClendon won’t be catching any deep balls from Peyton Manning, and he might not even be active for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. But the move is the latest demonstration of how much injuries are affecting the Colts’ roster this season.
Other Colts who are expected to miss Sunday’s game include wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who is likely to miss several weeks with a knee injury, as well as running back Joseph Addai (neck), running back Mike Hart (ankle), safety Bob Sanders (triceps) and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (knee).
Tight end Brody Eldridge (rib), cornerback Jerraud Powers (foot), linebacker Clint Session (elbow) and cornerback Justin Tryon (foot) were all listed as questionable on this week’s injury report after being held out of practice.