Colts’ Luck out against Steel­ers

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

The Colts an­nounced Wed­nes­day that quar­ter­back An­drew Luck has been ruled out of tonight’s home game against the Steel­ers.

Luck has been in the con­cus­sion pro­to­col since Sun­day, when he com­plained of con­cus­sion-like symp­toms af­ter a 24-17 vic­tory over the Ti­tans.

Coach Chuck Pagano had re­mained hope­ful Luck could be cleared in time for the game, but when Luck missed prac­tice for the third con­sec­u­tive day, the Colts (5-5) didn’t have a choice. Pagano hasn’t said who will re­place Luck, though it’s likely to be backup Scott Tolzien.

Tolzien hasn’t started an NFL game since 2013.

The Colts also pro­moted Stephen Mor­ris from the prac­tice squad to the ac­tive roster. He has never played in an NFL game. Cut­ler not done: Bears coach John Fox an­nounced af­ter prac­tice that the in­jury to quar­ter­back Jay Cut­ler’s right shoul­der is not sea­son-end­ing.

It’s still highly un­likely Cut­ler will play Sun­day when the Bears host the Ti­tans. Matt Barkley is pre­par­ing to start.

Fox de­clined to es­ti­mate the min­i­mum amount of time Cut­ler would miss. Progress? Pa­tri­ots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has missed one game with what the team is calling a chest in­jury, re­turned to prac­tice.

Still, ESPN re­ported that the All-Pro wasn’t ex­pected to play Sun­day against the Jets.

Quar­ter­back Tom Brady didn’t prac­tice.

It wasn’t yet known why he sat out, but he did take a hit in his right quadri­ceps Nov. 13 and had been re­ceiv­ing treat­ment. RG3 re­turns: The Browns des­ig­nated quar­ter­back Robert Grif­fin III to re­turn from in­jured re­serve.

The team has 21 days to de­cide whether he will re­turn to the ac­tive roster.

Grif­fin prac­ticed for the first time since break­ing the cora­coid bone in his left shoul­der in the sea­son opener.

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