Collins came to Indianapolis as Peyton Manning's replacement. After seven games, his season is over and his career could be, too. The Colts placed Collins on injured reserve Tuesday with a concussion.|||||||
Collins started three games and went 48 of 98 for 481 yards with two TDs and one interception in Indy. Indy still has three quarterbacks on the active roster - starter Curtis Painter, four-time league MVP Peyton Manning and recently signed Dan Orlovsky.
Collins was evaluated for a possible concussion Sunday.|||||||
Collins completed 13 of 29 passes for 93 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter. Curtis Painter replaced him. It's uncertain who will start next Monday's game against Tampa Bay.
The Colts don't expect a sore throwing shoulder to keep Kerry Collins out Sunday night against Pittsburgh.|||||||
The injury limited Collins at Wednesday's practice, but coach Jim Caldwell says Collins should do more work on Thursday. It's unclear when the 38-year-old Collins was injured during last week's loss to Cleveland. The only other quarterbacks on Indy's active roster are Peyton Manning, who is expected to miss at least two months after having neck surgery, and Curtis Painter, who took some snaps with the starters Wednesday.
Collins struggled again in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday.|||||||
He completed 50 percent of his passes for 191 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked twice and had a fumble. The Colts just haven't been able to get their offense going without Peyton Manning.
The Colts are bringing another veteran quarterback out of retirement, hoping Collins will be a solid back up plan in case Peyton Manning isn't healed by the regular season. Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Wednesday: "We have agreed to terms with Kerry Collins...more details to come." There was no immediate word from the Colts.|||||||
The 38-year-old Collins retired in July after 16 seasons in the NFL. He had faced free agency after his contract with the division rival Titans expired, though he said he still wanted to play.