Oliver (hamstring) had ten 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. 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 to sit out Monday's game. The 27-year-old is facing long odds to crack the 53-man roster, which becomes increasingly more difficult the longer he's sidelined.
Oliver (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
After spending four seasons with the Chargers, Oliver was brought aboard to fight for a depth role with the Colts. He's a long shot to make the roster, as he's seen his yards per carry slip each year, finishing with 2.4 YPC in 2017.
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.
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