INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts are ready to head south for their 2019 season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but not before making a few adjustments to their injury report.
The team today announced the following game status changes for Sunday's Week 17 contest:
— Defensive tackle/end Denico Autry (concussion) has been downgraded from doubtful to out.
— Cornerback Kenny Moore II (ankle) has been downgraded from questionable to doubtful.
— Guard Quenton Nelson has cleared the league's concussion protocol and his questionable designation has been lifted.
» Autry will miss his second straight game after entering the league's concussion protocol following the team's Week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Look for Margus Hunt, Tyquan Lewis and Trevon Coley to continue getting added snaps at defensive tackle opposite starter Grover Stewart.
» Nelson suffered his concussion in the first half of last Sunday's Week 16 victory over the Carolina Panthers. He returned to practice on Thursday, when he was wearing a non-contact jersey, and was back to being a full participant on Friday. Nelson being cleared to play means, barring any last-minute changes, that the Colts will have the same five starting offensive linemen for all 16 games in a season for the first time since 2000 in left tackle Anthony Castonzo, Nelson at left guard, center Ryan Kelly, right guard Mark Glowinski and right tackle Braden Smith.
» Moore II will likely miss his fourth straight game to close out the season after suffering an ankle injury during the third quarter of the Colts' Week 13 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. If Moore II is inactive on Sunday, look for Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell III and the recently-signed Briean Boddy-Calhoun to get added snaps both at outside cornerback and lined up in the slot.