The Colts are trying offensive linemen at different positions in the team's offseason workouts.
Part of the reason for the shuffling is that a pair of linemen, right tackle Gosder Cherilus and right guard Donald Thomas, aren't taking part in OTAs.
Left guard Jack Mewhort filled in at right tackle and newly acquired Todd Herremans was at right guard.
At center, Jonotthan Harrison appears to have the early edge over Khaled Holmes.
"We've got some guys that we're moving around," coach Chuck Pagano said, per ESPN. "Come training camp, still going to be some competition."
The Colts will have a two-man battle for the starting center spot.
Khaled Homes and Jonotthan Harrison are already splitting reps, and the competition will heat up as OTAs begin this week.
"We’re rotating them through the time right now," Colts Offensive Line Coach Joe Gilbert told Colts.com. "I think they know the competition is between the two of them. ... The one good thing is they get along. They compete. They know they’re competing, but again, I think that’s the part that really pushes both of them to really hit their max."
The Colts will have a very deep offensive line for OTAs. Currently, the team's roster features 10 players that have started in the NFL, per Colts.com.
The Colts will have battle for starting spots at center and on the right side of the line.
Khaled Holmes enters the offseason as the starting center, but he'll be pushed by Jonotthan Harrison, who started 10 games last season.
At right guard, offseason acquisition Todd Herremans has the inside track, but he'll compete with Hugh Thornton, a veteran of 20 NFL starts.
Gosder Cherilus, returning from knee and groin injuries that landed him on injured reserve last season, will start OTAs as the right tackle. Joe Reitz and Ulrick John will compete for the job.
The Colts declared cornerback Greg Toler (concussion), tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle), right tackle Gosder Cherilus (shoulder), offensive lineman Lance Louis, center Khaled Holmes, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and defensive tackle Zach Kerr inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Toler, Allen and Cherilus normally start for Indy. With Allen sidelined, Coby Fleener figures to be a major part of the passing game.
The Colts have listed the collowing players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Patriots: linebackers Henoc Muamba (toe) and Victor Butler (hamstring), defensive linemen Arthur Jones (ankle) and Kelcy Quarles, guard Lance Louis, center Khaled Holmes and offensive tackle Xavier Nixon.
Jones had already been ruled out on the Friday injury report, while Muamba and Butler were two of the team's four linebackers to be listed as probable. Linebackers Josh McNary (ankle) and Erik Walden (quad) are active after earning probable tags, as is Reggie Wayne, who was on the injury report with a non-injury-related issue. Also active is offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus, who was listed as questionable to play with a groin injury.
The Colts declared defensive back Jalil Brown, linebacker Josh McNary (ankle), center Khaled Holmes, offensive tackle Jamon Meredith, linebacker Erik Walden (quadriceps), defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and defensive tackle Arthur Jones (ankle) inactive for Monday's game at the Giants.
Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne (elbow) is the lone injured inactive for the Colts on Sunday. Hakeem Nicks is set to start in his place.
The healthy scratches are cornerback Jalil Brown, offensive linemen Lance Louis and Khaled Holmes and defensive linemen Montori Hughes and Kelcy Quarles.
Linebacker Darius Butler and defensive tackle Arthur Jones are the lone injured scratches for the Colts on Sunday. Both are dealing with ankle injuries.
The healthy scratches are linebacker Victor Butler, offensive linemen Jamon Meredith, Khaled Holmes and Lance Louis and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Colts Week 6 at Houston: Darius Butler, Victor Butler, Khaled Holmes, Hugh Thornton, Kelcy Quarles, Jack Mewhort and Arthur Jones.
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Colts in Week 5 against the Ravens: Jalil Brown, Chris Carter, Khaled Holmes, Jamon Meredith, Kelcy Quarles, Jack Mewhort and Arthur Jones.
Colts wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, safety Colt Anderson, linebacker Jerrell Freeman, linebacker Andy Studebaker, offensive lineman Khaled Holmes, offensive lineman Hugh Thornton and defensive lineman Arthur Jones were ruled inactive Week 4 vs. Tennessee.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano said A.Q. Shipley will remain the starting center Sunday against the Titans, despite projected starter Khaled Holmes ready to return from an high ankle sprain he suffered in early August.
"I love the way they're coming together," Pagano said of the offensive line, per The Indianapolis Star. "Anytime you can have back-to-back games and move the ball the way we moved the ball. . . I think the chemistry and the continuity of that group, I think they're gaining confidence with every single snap and every single game. They're going to continue to get better."
The Colts have listed WR Da'Rick Rogers, LB Jerrell Freeman, LB Chris Carter, OL Lance Louis, C Khaled Holmes, OL Joe Reitz and DL Arthur Jones as inactive Week 3 against the Jaguars.
Both Freeman and Jones had been ruled out prior to the final report being released. Holmes was considered probable, while Jones was listed as questionable. The other three players are healthy scratches.
The Colts have ruled out linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) and defensive tackle Arthur Jones (ankle) for their Sunday game at Jacksonville.
Listed as questionable are defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (ankle), wideout Hakeem Nicks (illness) and guard Joe Reitz (ankle). Cornerback Darius Butler (neck), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (groin), offensive lineman Khaled Holmes (ankle) and cornerback Greg Toler (ribs).
The Colts declared these players inactive for Monday night's game against the Eagles: linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), centers Khaled Holmes (ankle) and Jonotthan Harrison, wideout Da'Rick Rogers, linebacker Chris Carter, guard Joe Reitz and running back Dion Lewis.
The Colts have two players listed as probable and three as questionable heading into Monday night against the Eagles in Week 2. Indianapolis has center Khaled Holmes (ankle), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (shoulder) and nose tackle Josh Chapman (ankle) questionable. Safety Sergio Brown (shoulder) and cornerback Greg Toler (ribs) are probable for the Week 2 showdown.
Colts starting center Khaled Holmes is inactive for Sunday night's game in Denver due to an ankle injury. Waiver-wire pickup A.Q. Shipley will get the start in a difficult road environment.
The Colts have listed eight players on their injury report Friday heading into their Sunday night opener against Denver. But only guard Joe Reitz (ankle) has been ruled out.
Deemed questionable are free safety Sergio Brown (shoulder) offensive lineman Khaled Holmes (ankle) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (ankle). Center Jonotthan Harrison (hand) is the only probable listed with an injury. Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, safety LaRon Landry and center Gosder Cherilus have merely been given a rest.
According to the team's official website, the following players will not dress for the Colts against the Giants Saturday night: Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, defensive back Delano Howell, running back Vick Ballard, fullback Stanley Havili, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, linebacker Jerrell Freeman, linebacker Josh McNary, center Khaled Holmes, tackle Ulrick John, tackle Xavier Nixon, tackle Jack Mewhort, wide receiver Reggie Wayne, defensive lineman Montori Hughes and linebacker Robert Mathis.
Colts offensive lineman Khaled Holmes appears to have avoided a serious issue, as head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Saturday his ankle injury will cost him just 2-3 weeks.
Holmes left Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets as a result of the injury, but should be back in time for the first game of the regular season.
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