Jerraud Powers Placed on Injured Reserve by Colts; Dominic Rhodes Re-signed
Powers, a second-year cornerback and one of the Colts' best defensive players, sustained an arm injury in a 38-35 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and the Indianapolis Star reported he underwent surgery Tuesday. The Star reported that Powers had six screws and a plate placed in his arm.
Powers is the 15th player placed on injured reserve by the Colts this season, a list that includes Pro Bowl tight end Dallas Clark, safety Melvin Bullitt and former first-round selection and wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez.
Powers, a second-year veteran, started 10 games this season, registering 53 tackles, two interceptions and a team-high nine passed defensed.
The injury to Powers is the latest issue in a secondary that played this past week without starting cornerback Kelvin Hayden. If Hayden can not play Thursday against the Tennessee Titans, second-year veteran Jacob Lacey and four-year veteran Justin Tryon would start at corner.
If Hayden can play, he and Lacey likely will start.
The Colts re-signed running back Dominic Rhodes, who originally signed with the Colts as a rookie free-agent in 2001, spent seven seasons with the Colts – 2001-06 and 2008. He spent 2007 with Oakland and this past season with the UFL's Florida Tuskers.
Rhodes has rushed for 3,114 yards and 26 touchdowns on 777 carries NFL carries. He rushed for more than 1,100 yards in 2001, becoming the first undrafted player to rush for more than 1,000 yards as a rookie.