Ferguson's groin issue suffered Monday appears to be serious enough to warrant a trip to injured reserve, prompting the move to open a roster spot for the re-signing of Tion Green as a depth option.
Ferguson has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury, but looks to be nearing full health after returning to full pads Tuesday. He is currently buried on the the Colts' depth chart, so he will need to turn some heads if he hopes to land on the final roster.
Ferguson is rarely called upon for offensive duties -- he had four touches in 2017 -- as he gets most of his reps on special teams. Getting back on the field quickly will be crucial for a chance at making the squad. Ferguson may need the Colts to opt for four running backs in order for him to make the 53-man roster, and even then he'll battle with Robert Turbin (suspension) and Christine Michael for that spot.
Ferguson had one carry for five yards, three receptions for 16 yards and 86 kick return yards in 2017.
In his second season, Ferguson had less responsibilities on offense due to rookie fourth-round pick Marlon Mack's emergence. Still, he kept his consistent place on the roster with his special teams contributions, and he'll continue to battle for offensive reps in 2018.
Ferguson had three receptions for 16 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. He also returned three kickoffs for an average of 17.3 yards.
Ferguson played 16 snaps on offense mostly late in a blowout loss. He went four games without a snap on offense, so he'll likely only get playing time in lopsided games.
|3||9/23/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|5||10/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|13||12/2/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|