INDIANAPOLIS – Returner/wide receiver Quan Bray has joined outside linebacker Trent Cole on the injured reserve list.
An ankle injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Texans is the reason that Bray is heading to IR.
Bray played in all six games for the Colts this season and had nine kickoff returns for 231 yards (25.7 avg.) and seven punt returns for 58 yards (8.3 avg.). He also caught three passes for 36 yards and had one carry for seven yards.
Taking Bray's spot on the 53-man roster will be undrafted receiver Tevaun Smith, who was elevated Tuesday from the practice squad.
Since last November, Bray has provided a nice spark as the team's return man.
The Colts could now look to RB-Jordan Todman or RB-Josh Ferguson at kick returner. For punts, undrafted rookie WR-Chester Rogers filled in for Bray on Sunday.
Along with Bray, the wide receiver group also saw Jacoby Brissett (hamstring) leave Sunday's game.
With Donte Moncrief still sidelined and Dorsett banged up, the healthy receivers going into this week for the Colts are T.Y. Hilton, Chester Rogers, Devin Street and Tevaun Smith.
Remember, just because Bray is on injured reserve does not mean his season is necessarily over.
A new NFL rule allows teams to bring back one player off their IR list each season.
Bray and Cole are the current candidates.
IR players have to spend at least eight weeks on injured reserve though before they can be brought back.
The Colts will return to practice on Wednesday with Chuck Pagano meeting the media in the morning.