Indianapolis Colts safety Jahleel Addae (41) warms up to face the Texans on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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Colts take S Jahleel Addae, RB Marlon Mack off COVID list

The Indianapolis Colts activated safety Jahleel Addae and running back Marlon Mack from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Starting quarterback Carson Wentz and six others remain in the health and safety protocol, including three members of the practice squad.

The Colts (9-6) trail the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans by one game entering Sunday’s Week 17 contest against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders (8-7).

Addae, 31, made his first start of the season on Christmas Day and registered six tackles in the Colts’ 22-16 win at Arizona. He has 13 tackles in seven appearances this season.

Mack, 25, has rushed 28 times for 101 yards in six games.

In addition to Wentz, the Colts’ COVID-19 list includes cornerback T.J. Carrie, linebacker Malik Jefferson and right tackle Braden Smith. The three players on the practice squad/COVID list are quarterback James Morgan, tight end Eli Wolf and cornerback Chris Wilcox.

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Right tackle Braden Smith (72) has been the Indianapolis Colts' starter for 3 years.

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Colts add five players to COVID-19 list

Five Indianapolis Colts landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, including starting right tackle Braden Smith.

Running back Marlon Mack, safety Jahleel Addae, cornerback T.J. Carrie and linebacker Malik Jefferson were also added to the list.

The Colts (9-6) have won three straight games and six of their last seven heading into this Sunday’s game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders (8-7).

Smith, 25, has started each of the last eight games and nine overall this season.

Mack, 25, has rushed for 101 yards in six games.

Addae, 31, has 13 tackles in seven games (one start).

Carrie, 31, has 23 tackles and one fumble recovery in nine games (one start).

Jefferson, 25, made his season debut in Saturday’s 22-16 win at Arizona and played nine snaps on special teams.

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Sep 19, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) runs the ball in the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Colts, RB Marlon Mack agree to pursue trade

The Indianapolis Colts and Marlon Mack have mutually agreed to pursue a trade.

Per multiple reports, the fifth-year running back requested a new opportunity with the Colts set at the position.

Mack is fully healthy after the Achilles tear he suffered last year. However, he’s played in just one game in 2021, getting five carries in the Colts’ Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines — who signed a contract extension prior to the season — are ensconced as the top two RBs for the Colts.

Mack has rushed for 2,399 yards in 42 games (23 starts) for the Colts, including gaining 1,091 yards in 2019. The Colts drafted Mack in the fourth round of the 2017 draft.

Mack tore his Achilles in the 2020 season opener and signed a one-year deal in the offseason to remain with the team.

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Dec 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Wentz officially joins Colts

Sep 2, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Aaron Stinnie (64) works out at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Wentz already resides in Indianapolis, and now he’s officially a member of the Colts.

The trade from the Philadelphia Eagles sending Wentz to the Colts and reuniting him with former offensive coordinator Frank Reich — head coach of the Colts — was completed Wednesday at the start of the NFL league year.

Wentz, who revealed earlier in the day he’ll wear No. 2 (coincidentally, the same number as his supposed heir apparent in Philadelphia, Jalen Hurts), was the second overall pick in the 2016 draft behind Jared Goff. Goff was traded to the Detroit Lions in a deal that also became official Wednesday.

The Eagles receive a third-round pick in 2021 and an additional draft pick in return. The Colts announced Wednesday it was a “conditional second-round pick” in 2022, while the Eagles declared they received a “conditional first-round pick” next year. Based on Wentz’s performance and the Colts’ record, the pick could be a first- or second-rounder.

When Wentz is introduced via Zoom conference Thursday, he will reportedly not take questions from Philadelphia media.

Wednesday is also the start of Wentz’s new four-year, $128 million contract extension with almost $70 million guaranteed. The Eagles absorb an NFL-record $33 million cap hit by trading Wentz before his extension kicks in.

Reich was Wentz’s offensive coordinator during the 2017 season in which Wentz guided Philadelphia to an 11-2 record while throwing for 33 touchdown passes before sustaining a season-ending injury in December. Nick Foles piloted Philadelphia through the postseason and Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.

The Eagles cut ties with Wentz after he was benched during the 2020 season and replaced by Hurts, who went 1-3 as a starter. The Eagles later fired head coach Doug Pederson, but new coach Nick Sirianni arrives from Indianapolis with plans to trial Hurts as the No. 1 quarterback.

In Indianapolis, Wentz is the latest starter in a rapidly spinning QB carousel that has included Andrew Luck (retired), Jacoby Brissett (Dolphins) and Philip Rivers (retired). Rivers played one season with the Colts, leading the team to the playoffs in 2020 before ending his career.

The Colts also will reportedly re-sign running back Marlon Mack, with NFL Network reporting that the 25-year-old will return on a one-year, $2 million deal. Coming off his first career 1,000-yard season in 2019, Mack suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in the Colts’ Week 1 loss at Jacksonville.

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Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Colts place RB Mack (Achilles) on Injured Reserve

The Indianapolis Colts placed running back Marlon Mack on the Injured Reserve list with a torn Achilles tendon on Wednesday.

Mack, 24, was carted to the locker room during the first half of the Colts’ season-opening 27-20 loss to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The season-ending injury was later confirmed by an MRI.

Mack was injured after catching a pass over the middle and then attempting to turn upfield. He was able to get to his feet but limped significantly while motioning to the sideline before being tended to on the field by the team’s medical staff.

He had four carries for 26 yards and three receptions for 30 yards for the Colts, who will rely on rookie Jonathan Taylor and third-year back Nyheim Hines in his absence.

The team added wide receiver Daurice Fountain from the practice squad to the 53-man roster in Mack’s place. Running back Darius Jackson was signed to the practice squad.

Mark recorded career highs in both carries (247) and rushing yards (1,091) to go along with eight touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) last season. He also had 14 catches for 82 yards.

A fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of South Florida, Mack has rushed for 2,383 yards and 20 touchdowns in 41 career games. He has 55 receptions for 440 yards and two scores.

Mack has a $2.1 million base salary for this season, the final year of his four-year rookie deal.

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Dec 29, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Report: MRI confirms torn Achilles for Colts RB Mack

An MRI confirmed that Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack sustained a torn Achilles tendon, and he will miss the rest of the season, NFL Network reported Monday.

Mack, 24, was carted to the locker room during the first half of Sunday’s season-opening 27-20 loss to the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

Mack was injured after catching a pass over the middle and then attempting to turn upfield. He was able to get to his feet but limped significantly while motioning to the sideline before being tended to on the field by the team’s medical staff.

He had four carries for 26 yards and three receptions for 30 yards for the Colts, who will rely on rookie Jonathan Taylor and third-year back Nyheim Hines in his absence.

Mark recorded career highs in both carries (247) and rushing yards (1,091) to go along with eight touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) last season. He also had 14 catches for 82 yards.

A fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of South Florida, Mack has rushed for 2,383 yards and 20 touchdowns in 41 career games. He has 55 receptions for 440 yards and two scores.

Mack has a $2.1 million base salary for this season, the final year of his four-year rookie deal.

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Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) runs with the ball as Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Jones (29) defends during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Colts RB Mack injures ankle, ruled out vs. Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the host Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mack was injured after catching a pass over the middle before attempting to turn upfield. The 24-year-old was able to get to his feet but limped significantly while motioning to the sideline before he was tended to on the field by the team’s medical staff.

The Colts announced Mack will not return to the contest.

Mack had four carries for 26 yards and three receptions for 30 yards for the Colts, who will rely on rookie Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in his absence.

Mark recorded career highs in both carries (247) and rushing yards (1,091) to go along with eight touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) last season. He also had 14 catches for 82 yards.

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