Oliver (hamstring) had 10 carries for 33 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals. Oliver is facing an uphill battle to make the Colts' 53-man roster with Marlon Mack, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all likely ahead of him. However, with Turbin suspended for the first four games and Mack sidelined with a hamstring injury, he could win a final bench spot.
Oliver (hamstring) is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the 49ers. Oliver is facing an uphill battle to make the Colts' 53-man roster with Marlon Mack, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all fighting him for snaps. As is the case, Oliver is not helping his cause by sitting on the sideline. He will need to get healthy before preseason ends to improve his chances of making Indianapolis' final squad.
Oliver (hamstring) was ruled out for Monday's preseason contest against Baltimore. Oliver sat out practice earlier this week as he nursed the hamstring injury, and it's apparently severe enough for him miss Monday's game. The 27-year-old is facing long odds to crack the 53-man roster, which becomes increasingly difficult the longer he's sidelined.
Oliver signed with the Colts on Sunday. Oliver has spent his entire career up to this point with the Chargers, taking 226 carries for 773 yards and three touchdowns in 30 games, with 55 catches for 409 yards and another score. The 27-year-old faces an uphill battle to make the Indianapolis roster, as Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin both showed value last year, and the team dedicated two picks in this year's draft to acquire running backs Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.
Oliver may set up a workout with the Bills, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Currently an unrestricted free agent, the University of Buffalo product spent the past four years with the Chargers after earning a roster spot as an undrafted rookie in 2014. He made seven starts his first season and piled up 853 scrimmage yards in 14 games, but he's spent most of the past three years either rehabbing from injuries or buried on the depth chart. Oliver did finish last season healthy, serving as the Chargers' No. 2 back while Austin Ekeler missed Weeks 16 and 17 with a hand injury. The 27-year-old will need to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster if he ends up signing with the Bills.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|14||12/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||3||12.44|
|3 Year Avg||18||42||0||3||13||0||5|