The Indianapolis Colts continue to analyze their roster to find room for a veteran backup quarterback with Jim Sorgi out for the season, according to league sources.
The Colts are high on free agent J.P. Losman and had planned to sign him this week, and the team has not worked out any other quarterbacks this week, but with a short week (they face Jacksonville on Thursday night on NFL Network) and nearly 30 players showing up on their initial injury report, the team has roster issues to attend to.
Last week, the Colts needed depth at tackle with both starters ailing, so were unable to make a move for Losman, who completed a season in the UFL. Now the club must figure out which positions they may be thin in, and who will and will not play Thursday, before they release a player to sign a quarterback. The Colts are adamant about adding a more proven passer to back up Peyton Manning (rookie Curtis Painter is the only other option on the roster right now), with timing the only impediment at this point.
Losman has generated interest from other NFL clubs, however, who want to work him out, so would have other options if the Colts arrangement fails to materialize. Losman is a former first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills.
Losman’s UFL team, the Las Vegas Locomotives, won the title in the league’s inaugural season.