There is likely more of a rush to get Brissett back after the team lost to the Dolphins with Hoyer under center. This week the Colts get the Jaguars.
Nov 06, 2019
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) took limited practice r...
Nov 06, 2019 · 6:48 PM EST
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. He has a sprained MCL and is expected to sit out, but the limited Wednesday reps indicate that he's trying to get on track to play. If he's out, Brian Hoyer will be a Sneaky Start against the Dolphins.
According to Brissett, his left knee — he sprained his medial collateral ligament in the second quarter against the Steelers and couldn’t return to the game — feels significantly better than it did on Sunday.
As we know, Brissett's MRI came back clean and the end result was a sprain. He hasn't been ruled out for Week 10, but the Colts play the Dolphins, which may be considered a winable game for the team to play it safe and stick with Hoyer.
He has a chance to play against the Dolphins, the story said, but there is “nothing definite” on his status for this week yet, according to Mortensen. That follows a PFT report earlier in the day. It seems logical the Colts maybe play it safe and sit him out for Hoyer in what should be a winable game against the Dolphins, but it's something for owners to monitor.
As reported as early as Sunday night, the Colts haven't ruled Brissett out of Miami game, yet, in Week 10. The team is waiting for MRI results to determine severity. Hoyer would get the start in a very winable matchup that may cause the Colts to just play it safe with Brissett this week.
The Colts think the injury is a sprained knee, and perhaps "MCL-ish" according to HC Frank Reich. If Brissett has to miss time, which seems like it's a possibility at this point, Hoyer would take over as the starter.
The quarterback locks this season are obviously Tom Brady and fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham, which means HC Bill Belichick must ultimately decide how much he values Brian Hoyer's place on the team.
Hoyer, 33, has been very sharp in recent weeks, making it a strong likelihood of keeping three quarterbacks, the story said. But the story also added the team has only kept three QBs on the roster twice since 2009.
The main storyline from Tuesday's practice were the returns of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, who both skipped the team's voluntary OTAs. But it didn't look like they skipped a beat.
Gronkowski, in particular, looked like his old self. The tight end made the play of the day, hauling in a pass from Brian Hoyer while in double coverage from Jordan Richards and Damarius Travis down the left sideline for a touchdown. He spiked the ball into the hill next to the field and celebrated the play with Chris Hogan.
Wide receiver Chris Hogan returned to action after missing four games with a right shoulder injury, and that had a trickle-down effect on the New England Patriots' depth chart.
"It was good to be back out there with the guys, and be playing," said Hogan. "I missed being out there with them."
Hogan went right back to his role as a top-2 receiver alongside Brandin Cooks, which pushed Phillip Dorsett down the depth chart. Dorsett didn't play an offensive snap, joining backup quarterback Brian Hoyer as the only players on the 46-man roster to not play.
The bad news was Hogan was targeted five times and had one catch for one yard in the game. Those numbers should obviously improve, but without showing fantasy production, Hogan remains risky for lineups especially during fantasy playoffs. He played on 55 snaps, second only at WR to Brandin Cooks' 60.