This past Sunday a surprising move happened as the Colts placed ILB Pat Angerer as inactive. The move was strange because Angerer never showed up on the injury report throughout last week. Even head coach Chuck Pagano stated yesterday that Angerer was a healthy scratch which means that he was healthy but inactive on Sunday’s game against the Texans.
Some speculated that it was because of Angerer’s ineffectiveness against covering tight ends. Some speculated that it could mean a lot worse.
Now the story has become more confusing as this morning the Colts placed Angerer on the IR. Local media were wondering why the Colts placed him on the IR if he was healthy in the first place.
It looks like Angerer wasn’t healthy in the first place as he was dealing with a knee injury. According to Mike Wells of ESPN.com, ILB Pat Angerer was placed on the IR because Angerer has been dealing with a knee injury that would require surgery.
It a shame that Angerer is placed once again on the IR in his short NFL career. In all likely, this could be the last year for Angerer with the Colts as he could not stay healthy for the second year in a row. For a second round pick, Angerer has the talent but it seems that he will never get over the hump as an elite LB as injuries will always hinder his potential.
In other news, the Colts signed former Chiefs and Ravens running back Shaun Draughn via Kevin Bowen of Colts.com. Draughn has some experience of returning kickoffs by returning 25 kickoffs for 590 yards which is an average of 23.6 yards per kickoff.
Draughn rushing stats have been average at best as he rushed 59 times for 233 yards (3.9 yards per attempt) when he was with the Chiefs. A safe signing as Colts RB Donald Brown left last Sunday’s game early with a stinger. The Colts need some depth at the running back position as they currently have four different running backs on the IR.