Colts’ Carson Wentz passes last hurdle after being activated from COVID-19 listing, will begin vs. Raiders


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The Indianapolis Colts are set to begin Carson Wentz for Sunday’s showdown towards the Las Vegas Raiders, because the veteran quarterback was faraway from the reserve/COVID-19 listing Saturday — and he’ll begin within the Week 17 matchup. Underneath the NFL’s new COVID protocols put in this week, Wentz solely wanted to quarantine for 5 days as a substitute of 10 (Wentz is unvaccinated). 

Wentz simply wanted to get clearance from the docs Sunday earlier than being allowed to begin for the Colts, and he did so early Sunday morning (per Stacey Dales of NFL Community). Indianapolis additionally activated beginning proper sort out Braden Smith and cornerback T.J. Carrie from the reserve/COVID-19 listing.

Wentz has loved a bounce again season for the Colts, his first yr in Indianapolis after being traded by the Philadelphia Eagles final offseason. He is accomplished 62.8% of his passes, throwing for 3,230 yards with 25 touchdowns to simply six interceptions for a 96.4 passer score. After being sacked a league-high 50 occasions in 2020, Wentz has been sacked simply 25 occasions this season, which has helped his general efficiency. 

The Colts are presently 9-6 and sit because the No. 5 seed within the AFC standings. Indianapolis will clinch a playoff berth with a win over Vegas on Sunday, so having Wentz again is big in direction of making that occur.





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