The Colts will start the season with Jonathan Taylor on the physically unable to perform list,
nsinuating that the team will not trade the running back ahead of franchise’s Week 1 matchup on Sept. 10 against the Jaguars, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
With Taylor on the list, he will miss the first four games of the regular season, which include matchups against Jacksonville,
the Texans, Ravens and the Rams. Taylor will be eligible to return for the Colts’ AFC South clash against the Titans in Week 5.
The Colts had until 4 p.m. ET to determine if they wanted to trade Taylor or keep him on the PUP list.
Rapoport reported that the franchise decided to keep Taylor because it did not secure a sustainable trade offer for the 24-year-old. Even more, the former Wisconsin star is still recuperating from offseason ankle surgery.
With Taylor’s absence from the lineup, here’s where the Colts running back situation stands.
Indianapolis’s depth chart at running back to start the season consists of Zack Moss, Deon Jackson and Evan Hull.
The 25-year-old played two full seasons with the Bills before Buffalo traded him in November to Indianapolis in exchange for Nyheim Hines.
When Taylor suffered his injury, Moss became the lead back for the Colts.
On July 31, the 25-year-old broke his arm during practice with the team and was expected to miss four to six weeks.
Considering the timeline, Moss could potentially return to the Colts lineup ahead of their Week 2 matchup against Houston.