Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville 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.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.
Cole wasn't able to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans after registering as a late addition to the teams' injury report last week. While his practice status Thursday certainly seems to indicate he could play against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday, we will know more information about his availability Friday.
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.
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.
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