Indianapolis will be Phillip Lindsay’s next stop in his formerly improbable NFL career.
In his first game with his new team, he’ll take on a recognizable team. For their game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, the Colts have promoted Lindsay from their practice squad, according to NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.
Following the announcement that Jonathan Taylor will miss the Thursday night game due to an ankle injury, Lindsay was added to the active roster.
With 328 of the Colts’ 351 rushing yards coming from Taylor, the Indianapolis running game has been almost entirely his to this point. The 2021 breakthrough star has, at least generally speaking, struggled offensively just as much as the Colts, who are presently dead last in scoring. Taylor is only gaining 4.0 yards per attempt this season, down from last year’s average of 5.5 yards per carry.
Lindsay most likely won’t have much, if any, of an impact on Indianapolis’ rushing totals. The running back started his career with two seasons in a row of 1,000 yards or more, but his last two seasons combined for just 751 yards.
He will blend in with an attack that ranks 27th in rushing and has Nyheim Hines at running back. We’ll watch the game on Thursday night against his old squad to see how much action he receives.
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