Colts’ Jonathan Taylor among starters not playing vs. Vikings

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Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is among the starters not playing against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the preseason.

Though the starters are expected to get some run for the first time this preseason, it makes sense to hold out some of the players who may not necessarily need the action.

Head coach Frank Reich told Larra Overton of the team’s website that Taylor, along with Darius Leonard, T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle will not be playing on Saturday.

Even though Taylor is going into just his second season, there is no reason to risk injury for what could be an explosive year in the backfield. It’s not like the Colts are going to be running a diverse run game during the preseason anyway while the majority of the starting offensive line sits.

Reich also mentioned that the starters will be getting some playing time, but it appears to be less than expected. If it really is 10-15 plays, the starting units may not get out of the first quarter.

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