The Ravens signed defensive back Jackson Porter on Monday. He takes the roster spot of defensive back Robert Nelson, whom Baltimore waived Monday.
Porter went undrafted out of the University of Massachusetts. He went unsigned until Monday.
That has not been the case, and it likely will not occur during next week’s mandatory minicamp, the most important pre-training camp activity. Ballard and Irsay have not been as talkative on Luck lately as they await his return.
He gives them another dependable body behind Justin Ellis and second-rounder P.J. Hall in the middle of the line.
The Colts also have the benefit of a backup quarterback in Jacoby Brissett who has had a full offseason to Alex Biega Youth Jersey prepare, unlike last year when he started 15 games and played mediocre after being acquired from the Patriots in a trade eight days before the season opener. But Indy’s hope is that Brissett will be holding the clipboard throughout the regular season after sharing time with Luck in the preseason. If LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey Luck can’t make it back or is reinjured, the Colts might have to seek an option better than Brissett.
When and if Luck does return, everyone will wonder how quickly he will be able to shake off the rust. Will he be the old Luck or close to it when Indianapolis hosts Cincinnati in the season opener? Will he be able to handle the hits he’ll inevitably absorb? Can his shoulder stand up to throwing 600-plus passes?
Realistically for the Colts to be a http://www.jetsofficialsfootballprostore.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_LADAINIAN_TOMLINSON_JERSEY.html playoff contender, they will need Luck at the top of his game right off the http://www.authenticcanuckshop.com/authentic-55-alex-biega-jersey.html bat in a regular season that pits them against a tough stretch in Weeks 3-5 — they play at Philadelphia, host division-rival Houston and then go to New England. Indianapolis also takes on defending division-champion Jacksonville twice in a four-week stretch.
So the watch in Indy continues for the return of the $26 million-per-year quarterback who had $87 million guaranteed on the $140 million extension he signed in 2016. And, believe me, it’s painful for a team owner and GM to have their highest paid player out for such an extended period.