Off this week are the Rams (5-2), Cardinals (3-4), Giants (1-6), Jaguars (4-3), Titans (4-3) and Packers (4-3).
Nearly nine months after his surgery, the Colts finally began the process of working Luck back into the swing of practice.
We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week, Ballard said on a radio show Oct. 2, via ESPN. We’ll see how much he gets. But we’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps, and then in time, as we can get him incorporated back into team work and all that, we’ll get him back on the field.
Video of Luck’s first practices showed him throwing tentatively and slowly. More than a week into his return to the practice fields, the Colts tweeted a video that showed Luck throwing deep passes much more comfortably.
More quarterback doubts, as Jameis Winston’s status was unclear after his shoulder injury Sunday. The Bills come off of a bye still in position to make noise in the AFC East, but their lack of receiving help for Tyrod Taylor is finally catching up to them. The Bucs are unpredictable with Winston at full strength, so they’re a crapshoot without him.
While he appeared to be over what looked like a minor shoulder injury, Luck admitted in 2017 that the shoulder problems he’s still struggling with first started with that September 2015 game against the Titans.
Nov. 8, 2015 — Lacerated kidney plus multiple muscle pulls in his abdomen
A couple of days after a 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos, the Colts announced Luck would miss two-six weeks with abdominal injuries. While he never came out of that game either, it’s believed that it happened during the first play of the fourth quarter when he absorbed hits from defensive tackle Vance Walker and linebacker Danny Trevathan.