Colts linebacker Trent Cole (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Cole should be a go this week, though with just five tackles in two games for the Colts to date, a wait-and-see approach is in order from an IDP perspective.
Colts linebacker Trent Cole (knee) did not travel with the team to Tennessee, Mike Chappell of Indy Sports Central reports. Cole played in the Colts' first two games and recorded five tackles (two solo), but was unable to provide much of a pass rush. He was a late entry on Indianapolis' injury report this week, practicing on a limited basis Thursday before missing practice entirely on Friday and it now seems like he is unlikely to play Sunday. If he's unable to go, Robert Mathis could see additional snaps with the rest of the starting linebackers.
If Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole considered every barrier placed in front of him a stop sign to success, he would have no confidence heading into 2015. The 32 year old doesn't take a glass-half-empty view of his situation despite those who believe he is too old or that he will not play once Robert Mathis returns from a torn Achilles. "Look at the tape," Cole told ESPN in response to the critics. The Colts did not sign him to an $8 million contract to watch games from the sideline. They are seeking to keep as many pass-rushers fresh as possible. And Cole knows his role. "I'm here to do what they tell me to do," he said. "I'm glad to be with a team that wants me here, wants my services and they feel like I can be an impact to this team. That's a great feeling to have." Cole certainly didn't play like an old man last season with Philadelphia, which released him greatly because his cap number was scheduled to be $11.6 million. He contributed to 52 tackles and managed 6 1/2 sacks.
Outside linebacker Trent Cole, released by the Eagles last week, signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Colts that includes $8 million guaranteed, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Cole racked up 85.5 sacks in 10 seasons in Philly. He turns 33 in October. The Browns and Buccaneers also were interested in Cole, who had 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 52 tackles in 15 games last year.
NFL Network reports former Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole will sign with the Colts, but ESPN's Adam Caplan says the deal isn't done and several teams remain interested. Cole, 32, was released by Philly last week after 10 years with the team. Cole has recorded double-digit sacks four times. He had 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 52 tackles in 15 games last season. The Browns and Buccaneers also have expressed interested in Cole, who has 85.5 career sacks.