Colts Elevate Running Back From Practice Squad for TNF

The Indianapolis Colts will be without a Pro Bowl running back in their Thursday Night Football showdown with the Denver Broncos, but they'll have another. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero announced the team will elevate Phillip Lindsay to the game-day roster for Week 5. The move follows star running back Jonathan Taylor being declared out with an ankle injury. Lindsay should see plenty of touches tonight; Taylor had dominated opportunities for the Colts through four weeks, accounting for 81 of the Colts' 101 rushing attempts.
Lindsay entered the league as an undrafted free agent for the Denver Broncos in 2018. He exploded onto the scene, earning a Pro Bowl as a rookie by rushing for 1037 yards at a robust 5.4 yards per attempt. 

Lindsay was similarly impressive in his second year, compiling 1011 rushing yards at 4.5 yards per tote, but glory can be terribly short-lived at running back in the NFL. Lindsay stumbled to 751 rushing yards and 3.6 yards per attempt over the previous two years, bouncing around the league from the Broncos, to the Houston Texans, to the Miami Dolphins.

Still only 28 years old, the Colts will hope Lindsay still has some of that early promise lurking somewhere inside him.
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