Colts promote Chad Kelly to active roster amid Jacoby Brissett knee injury

Carrie Guzman
November 11, 2019

Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts signals to the Colts bench in the first quarter during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.

What's not clear is whether Brissett will be ready for Sunday's home game with Miami.

The Indianapolis Colts will officially be without their starting quarterback on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Brissett suffered an MCL sprain last Sunday. He did limited work in practice this week.

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However, the Colts have made a change to Brissett's status for this weekend. Rather than risk injury against a team with one win, they are holding out hope that he will be available for a stretch of three divisional games. If he is unable to play again or is limited this Sunday against the Dolphins, then Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell III, Shakial Taylor or Quincy Wilson could get added snaps at cornerback opposite starter Kenny Moore II.

Brian Hoyer is expected to start in Brissett's place, with Kelly serving as backup. The rookie last week had just returned to the lineup after missing three games with an abdominal injury and had his most productive game to date, finishing with 80 total yards on offense, catching five passes for 53 yards and logging three carries for 27 yards; he also had two kickoff returns for 62 yards (31.0 avg.).

QB Jacoby Brissett has been downgraded to OUT.

In order to make room for Kelly on the 53-man roster, the Colts waived wide receiver Deon Cain and defensive tackle Kyle Peko. The Colts on Saturday declared Brissett out for the match and promoted Chad Kelly to their list of active players. Colts also waived large receiver Deon Cain and defensive deal with Kyle Peko.

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