Colts add depth to backfield Phillip Lindsay joins the Colts on a one-year deal, per his agent @MikeMcCartney7 (Aaron Wilson on Twitter) FF Today's Take: Lindsay will slot in behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines on the depth chart making him a late-round dart throw at best in redraft leagues. Lindsay posted a 88-249-1; 4-45-1 line with the Texans last season and will be 28 years old in July.
He'll get a chance to work behind Jonathan Taylor.
RB Phillip Lindsay inked a 1-year deal with the Colts, his agent announced. Lindsay was a revelation as an undrafted rookie back in 2018, running for 1,037 yards on 5.4 yards per carry. He backed that up with another 1,000-yard season in 2019 but has struggled the past 2 years, totaling 751 rushing yards on 3.6 yards per carry for 3 different teams (Denver, Houston, Miami). He'll battle for a backup job behind Jonathan Taylor in Indianapolis. Lindsay would figure to lose passing-down work to Nyheim Hines even in the case of a Taylor injury, so Lindsay isn't an attractive handcuff.
JT continues to be viewed as one of the NFL's biggest young stars.
Colts beat writer Jake Arthur calls interior O-line depth one of the team s biggest holes. Looking across the O-line, Indy s lost 2,242 snaps with the offseason departures of LT Eric Fisher and OGs Mark Glowinski and Chris Reed. We re not concerned for Matt Ryan or Jonathan Taylor, as the Colts return an excellent trio of OG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly and RT Braden Smith. This O-line is simply a unit to monitor going forward.