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Top Sam Ehlinger News

  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: In line for No. 2 role Saturday

    Ehlinger will play in the primary backup quarterback role in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    With starter Matt Ryan resting this week and Nick Foles getting the starting nod, Ehlinger is expected to enter the game in the second quarter. Head coach Frank Reich stated Ehlinger would play for a quarter or quarter-and-a-half before Jack Coan finishes the game for the Colts. The 2021 sixth-round pick was impressive in the preseason opener, completing 10 of 11 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Bills. Ehlinger will have an opportunity to build upon his solid performance in hopes to secure a spot on the team's final roster.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: Sharp in preseason opener

    Ehlinger was 10-of-11 passing for 88 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Saturday's loss at Buffalo.

    Ehlinger got his playing time in the second half against the third-string defense but still looked sharp. With the Colts signing Nick Foles as Matt Ryan's backup, it's not clear if the team will have a third quarterback on the active roster or try to keep Ehlinger on the practice squad.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: No. 3 on depth chart

    Ehlinger appears to be firmly slotted into the No. 3 spot on the Colts' quarterback depth chart, Mike Wells of reports.

    Ehlinger entered the offseason as the No. 2 QB behind Carson Wentz, who's now a Commander. However, the addition of Nick Foles in May pushed Ehlinger down a notch, as the Colts found the veteran backup they were seeking to complement new starter Matt Ryan.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: Remains in backup role Week 17

    Ehlinger will serve as the backup to starting quarterback Carson Wentz (illness) for Sunday's game against the Raiders after head coach Frank Reich told Stacey Dales of NFL Network that Wentz received full medical clearance to play.

    After Wentz was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Ehlinger took all the reps with the first-team offense in practices Wednesday through Friday and was staying prepared to make his first career start in the event the former wasn't able to clear the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Wentz was activated from the list Saturday after completing the required five-day quarantine, but in order to play against the Raiders, he still needed to show no signs of fever for a 24-hour period plus improved symptoms when re-evaluated earlier Sunday. Since Wentz was able to get the green light during his checkup, he'll now be on tap for the start after he was able to stay on top of the Colts' Week 17 game plan virtually while he was in quarantine. Ehlinger won't be needed unless Wentz suffers an injury at some point during Sunday's contest.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: Will start if Wentz can't

    Colts head coach Frank Reich confirmed Wednesday that Ehlinger will start Sunday's game against the Raiders if Carson Wentz (illness) isn't cleared to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Mike Wells of reports.

    Wentz likely will miss the game after landing on the list Tuesday, but the NFL's new COVID-19 return-to-play protocol technically keeps the door open for him to play if he's symptom-free following a five-day isolation period. Ehlinger has been limited to three carries and no pass attempts during the regular season, after completing 21 of 31 throws for 288 yards and three interceptions in three preseason contests. He would offer more of a rushing threat than Wentz, but the quarterback switch would be bad news for anyone relying on wideout Michael Pittman or another Indianapolis pass catcher.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: Could start for Wentz on Sunday

    Ehlinger may earn his first NFL start Sunday versus the Raiders after Carson Wentz (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    In all likelihood, Wentz, who notably is unvaccinated, will be sidelined this weekend. A 2021 sixth-round pick, Ehlinger hasn't attempted a pass in three regular-season appearances while taking three carries for nine yards. In three preseason games back in August, he completed 21 of 31 passes for 288 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions and rushed 11 times for 55 yards. Behind Ehlinger, Brett Hundley and James Morgan are the quarterbacks on the Colts' practice squad.

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  • Colts' Sam Ehlinger: Takes over No. 2 job

    Ehlinger is now the Colts' No. 2 quarterback after Brett Hundley was released Monday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

    Ehlinger was activated off injured reserve Oct. 19 after missing the first six weeks of the season with a knee injury, and he's now the primary backup to starter Carson Wentz with Hundley and Jacob Eason cut by the Colts. The coaching staff apparently has liked what they've seen from Ehlinger so far, but the rookie sixth rounder is still unlikely to see any worthwhile playing time if Wentz remains healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Austin, TX
Age: 23
School: Texas
Experience: 2