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Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) to return Wednesday

Field Level Media
03 Oct 2023, 05:19 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will practice Wednesday, coach Shane Steichen confirmed Monday.

Taylor, the 2021 NFL rushing champion, began the season on the physically unable to perform list following surgery on his right ankle in January.

His participation Wednesday would open the 21-day practice window for the Colts to either place him on the 53-man active roster or shut him down for the season. He could also be traded or released.

Taylor, 24, requested a trade in July after Indianapolis failed to offer him an extension. He is due to earn $4.3 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

Taylor rushed for 861 yards and four touchdowns in 11 starts last season. The 2020 second-round pick and 2021 All-Pro selection has gained 4,643 yards from scrimmage and scored 36 TDs in 43 career games (41 starts).

The Colts' leading rusher through four games this year is Zack Moss with 280 yards and one touchdown on 66 carries. Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson has rushed for 131 yards and four scores.

Indianapolis hosts the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. All four teams in the AFC South are 2-2.

--Field Level Media

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