The Colts are currently searching for Jerrell Freeman's successor at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, and, if OTAs are any indication, the frontrunners for the gig include Irving and fellow LB Sio Moore. Both have seen the most first-team reps while Jackson receives rest. However, Irving is coming off of two injury-marred seasons; his 2014 season as a Bronco ended with an ACL tear, and a wrist injury ended his most recent campaign with the Colts. Fortunately, head coach Chuck Pagano reports that Irving finally looks like he's completely over his blown-out knee from two seasons ago. If this is true, Irving could be viewed as the favorite to win this competition.
With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, but he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.
Nate Irving had three tackles and defended a pass while playing 40 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Irving got increased playing time with Jerrell Freeman out with a hamstring injury.
Nate Irving will miss his second consecutive game Sunday due to a knee injury, ESPN reports.
Irving has just eight total tackles this season as he's only played a snap on defense in two games.
|P4||9/1/16||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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