Who Are The New Colts Returners With Quan Bray On Injured Reserve?

Intro: With Quan Bray (fractured ankle) going on injured reserve this week, the Colts will be implementing a new kick and punt returner this weekend.


INDIANAPOLIS – It's a luxury not many NFL teams have waiting.

The Colts lost their return man Quan Bray to injured reserve earlier this week.

A fractured ankle that Bray suffered Sunday night in Houston has forced the Colts to find a new punt and kick returner in 2016.

Let's start with the options at kick return, where Bray was fourth in the NFL at 25.7 yards per return this season.

On paper, Jordan Todman is the obvious choice.

With Bray injured, the Colts can insert Todman into the kick return role. Back in 2013, Todman was the NFL's leading kick returner at 27.4 yards per return.

Todman joined the Colts earlier this offseason and has been a special teams guy throughout the first six weeks of the season.

With a healthy Bray, who led the NFL in return yards over the last two months of 2015, the Colts didn't have to use Todman as a returner.

That will likely change now.

"I love it," Todman said of more reps at kick return. "Anytime you can get the ball in your hands and run and go, help your team get into good field position, you love it.

"If you don't want the ball in your hand, what type of player are you?"

While Todman is the favorite to fill in at kick returner, the Colts will go a little younger at punt returner.

Undrafted free agent Chester Rogers filled in on Sunday once Bray had the ankle injury.

Rogers was a return man in college and has shown plenty of playmaking at the professional level, too.

Besides Todman and Rogers, rookie Josh Ferguson is also an option in the return department.

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