INDIANAPOLIS – In a year of relatively quiet midweek roster moves, the Colts had to make a rather significant one on Wednesday night.
The team placed starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus on injured reserve.
Cherilus, who started 13 games this season, has been battling injuries all season long (groin, knee, shoulder) and has missed the last two weeks with a groin injury.
At practice on Wednesday, Cherilus was a limited participant getting a few plays of work, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
In his absence, the Colts have used Joe Reitz, Xavier Nixon and Jack Mewhort at the starting right tackle spot.
With Reitz back at practice on Wednesday, he would seem to be the guy at right tackle for the Colts Wild Card game this weekend.
The right guard spot also remains a question heading into Thursday with normal starter Hugh Thornton missing Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.
Pagano had this to say about Reitz on Wednesday, prior to the announcement of Cherilus going on injured reserve.
"(Reitz) practiced well today," Pagano said.
With an open roster spot, the Colts brought offensive guard David Arkin up from the practice squad.
Sunday will, in all likelihood, mark the 11th different offensive line combination the Colts have used in 2014.
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