Braden Smith won’t be playing for the Colts; Bernhard Raimann and Kwity Paye are expected to.

Braden Smith won’t be playing for the Colts; Bernhard Raimann and Kwity Paye are expected to.


INDIANAPOLIS – One of the Indianapolis Colts’ starting offensive linemen will be available for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville, but another has been ruled out.

Braden Smith is unavailable while left tackle Bernhard Raimann is back.

After missing the previous two games due to a concussion, Raimann has no listed injury.
That’s a sign he successfully completed the NFL’s concussion protocol’s last stage, which involved receiving the go-ahead from both the team’s medical staff and an outside neurologist.
All week long, he participated fully in practice.

Smith hurt his hip during practice on Thursday, so Shane Steichen declared him out.
The extent of Smith’s injury could not be further described by him.

He explained, “We’re just going through that process.
“I’ll keep you informed.

DeForest Buckner, Grover Stewart, and center Ryan Kelly (ankle/foot) did not participate in practice on Friday, but all three are anticipated to play on Sunday.
Kelly is listed as doubtful.

He only had a small foot, but he ought to be all set to go, Steichen said.


Kwity Paye, a defensive end, reportedly completed the league’s concussion protocol as well.
He missed the Tennessee game on Sunday and, like Raimann, has no injury designation.

Concussion-related doubts surround tight end Mo Alie-Cox’s status.
Friday, he was still following league protocol.

Blake Freeland, a rookie, will take over at right tackle if Raimann makes his anticipated return.
When Raimann wasn’t there, he filled in at left tackle.

“I believe that Tony (Sparano Jr. (doing back-and-forth with him during offseason and training camp) did a great job, according to Steichen.
So, both sides have a lot of faith in him.

Update on Richardson.

Anthony Richardson’s best course of action is still being considered by the Colts.

After sustaining a grade 3 sprain to his right shoulder against the Titans, the rookie quarterback was put on injured reserve this week. Richardson must miss a minimum of four games, though his absence might last longer.

Surgery is still a possibility, which would make him miss the rest of the season.

Naturally, we want to act in his best interests, Steichen said.
Still relying on the doctors, and we’ll decide soon.

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