Hello, sports fans. Charlotte Wilder and Jessica Smetana, here, two SB Nation #content creators who spend way too much time thinking about Guy Fieri. There normally isn’t a ton of overlap between Guy Fieri and sports (other than the fact that Guy himself might actually be sports we have to run the numbers on that), but today he broke the news that his friend Marcel Reece is reporting to Seahawks camp.
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Indianapolis will open its season with three games against teams that went a combined 12-35-1, so having Luck for games against the Rams or Browns may not be a dealbreaker. However, the schedule ramps up in Weeks 4 and 6 when games against the Seahawks and Titans loom. Having to turn to backup QB Scott Tolzien would be a major problem.
The injury coincided with a steep downturn in the Colts’ fortunes. After three straight 11-5 seasons to kick off the Luck era, the franchise has gone 16-16 the past two years. Shoulder pain wasn’t the only culprit keeping the quarterback from regaining his Pro Bowl form, however. An abdominal tear and kidney laceration limited him to only seven games in 2015. A concussion kept him from a Week 12 showdown with the Steelers last fall.
Despite the designation, Indianapolis expects its franchise passer to be in the starting lineup for the team’s opener. On Monday, Indianapolis Star beat writer Stephen Holder reported Luck had resumed throwing and is now working on adding strength and weight before facing NFL defenses once more. Whether or not he’ll play in any preseason games is still up in the air.
Luck won’t be the only starting quarterback to begin camp on the sideline. Vikings passer Teddy Bridgewater is still recovering from the catastrophic knee injury that stole his third season as a pro in 2016.