Colts QB on NFL COVID list could play vs. Raiders

INDIANAPOLIS —  The Colts were able to overcome the toll COVID-19 took on their roster on Christmas night in Arizona.

A change to NFL rules might help Indianapolis avoid another game like that on Sunday against the Raiders, a game that can clinch a playoff spot for the Colts with a win.

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1:30 p.m.: Colts place Carson Wentz on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Colts placed starting quarterback Carson Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, making him questionable for Sunday’s game, although a change in the NFL’s protocols to reflect CDC guidelines make it possible for Wentz to play against the Raiders.  

Wentz tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the 15th Colt to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the past week. All 15 appear to have a chance to play on Sunday against the Raiders, provided they meet the NFL’s new criteria.