The Colts are making a change after their Week 1 debacle and plan to start Jacoby Brissett at quarterback this weekend against the Cardinals, NFL Media reported Friday.
At a news conference later in the day, Colts coach Chuck Pagano declined to say who would start at QB on Sunday, but all expectations are the team will make a change.
Indianapolis gave Scott Tolzein the nod in the opener and watched him implode, completing 9 of 18 passes with two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) before pulling the plug and going to Brissett in the fourth quarter of a 46-9 loss to the Rams.
Kelley, who is officially listed as questionable with a rib cartilage injury, was in the midst of arguably his best day with the Redskins, gaining 78 yards on 12 carries on Sunday, before leaving in the second quarter with the injury.
“When it happened, on a scale of 1 to 10, it was 10. Right now, it’s probably like a 5,” Kelley said Wednesday. “At the game, it was hard to breathe and my back started locking up. But right now, I’m pretty good.”
Reed injured his ribs and experienced an SC joint ligament sprain in his shoulder against the Rams, and he was limited in the second half. He has missed 20 games in his first four NFL seasons combined.
If Reed can’t play, the Redskins also have veterans Vernon Davis and Niles Paul and rookie Jeremy Sprinkle.