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INDIANAPOLIS – The chaos at the right tackle position in 2018 continued on Friday for the Colts.

That’s when the team placed offensive tackle Joe Haeg on injured reserve, with the hope that the third-year lineman could return later in the season.

Haeg injured his left ankle during this past Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. On Friday, Haeg was spotted wearing a cast on his left ankle.

With Haeg heading to IR, the earliest he can return this season would be leading into Week 12 (a Nov. 25 matchup against the Dolphins).

The new right tackle for the immediate future is Denzelle Good, who is expected to start opposite Le’Raven Clark on Sunday afternoon.

Clark starting on Sunday will be his third such starting nod in as many weeks for the injured Anthony Castonzo. We did see Castonzo practice on Thursday and Friday this week, so his return could be next Thursday against the Patriots. Castonzo has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Texans.

The Haeg move on Friday was one of three roster moves the Colts made.

A busy Friday saw the following moves:

  • Haeg to IR.
  • TE-Erik Swoope waived and TE-Mo Alie-Cox promoted from the practice squad. Swoope played just 8 snaps last week after he got called up from the practice squad. Now, the Colts want to give Alie-Cox, the former VCU basketball player, a chance to make his NFL debut after being on the practice squad for the final three months last season. So with Swoope gone and Jack Doyle out for Week Four, the Colts have Eric Ebron, Ryan Hewitt and Mo Alie-Cox as the tight ends.
  • LB-Skai Moore waived and DE-Carroll Phillips promoted from the practice squad. Moore actually started in Week One for the Colts, but the undrafted free agent saw his snap count really decrease the past few weeks, as Anthony Walker returned to health and back into the starting lineup. Phillips, a 2017 undrafted free agent who played in 4 games for the Jaguars last season, gives the Colts yet another defensive lineman on the 53-man roster. The Colts now have 11 defensive linemen on the 53-man roster.
  • Lastly, the Colts promoted RB-Jeremy McNichols from the practice squad. For more on the McNichols move, and what that might mean for Marlon Mack this Sunday, head here.

In total, the Colts lost Haeg, Swoope and Moore from the 53-man roster. And they promoted Alie-Cox, McNichols and Philips from the practice squad.

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