The Colts also activated offensive tackle Braden Smith and cornerback TJ Carrie from the COVID-19 list.
The Indianapolis Colts activated quarterback Carson Wentz from the reserve / COVID-19 roster on Saturday, allowing him to start Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Wentz, who is not vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. However, the NFL and NFLPA adjusted their protocols this week to follow the new CDC guidelines, authorizing players to return from the COVID-19 list after just five days if they are asymptomatic or show their symptoms are decreasing. .RELATED
Carson Wentz would be the Colts starter in Week 17 and Sam Ehlinger will have to wait for another shot. Getty
The Walt Disney Company’s new general entertainment and sports streaming service for adults is launched with a preferential cost of its annual subscription; Combo + also arrives, the competitive permanent commercial offer that will make the subscription to Star + and Disney + available. Subscribe NOW.
The Colts needed to activate Wentz on Saturday so he could play Sunday, when his five-day quarantine would expire, assuming he tested positive on Monday.
Wentz, in his first season with the Colts, who acquired an offseason trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, has thrown for 3,230 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2021.
The Colts also activated offensive tackle Braden Smith and cornerback TJ Carrie from the COVID-19 list on Saturday.
The Colts (9-6) can secure a playoff spot with a win over the Raiders.