Colts’ Kemoko Turay showing flashes in practice

Kevin Hickey
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The Indianapolis Colts saw the return of speed rusher Kemoko Turay this week at practice as his six-week stint on the PUP list came to an end.

Though Turay is still on the PUP list until the Colts activate him in the coming weeks, the third-year edge rusher will be ramping up his activity in practice. He logged two days of practice this week and flashed that potential to be an impact player for the Colts.

Head coach Frank Reich still believes its too early to tell when the Rutgers product will be back.

“Same thing, in the reps that he got this week – even out there today, he flashed a couple times so that was encouraging,” Reich said. “He basically got two days of work in on Wednesday and Friday with the rest day on Thursday. So just have to continue to see how he progresses.”

Turay’s addition to the front seven will be huge for the Colts. As long as his dislocated ankle hasn’t taken away his flexibility when running the arc, the Colts will be getting back a major piece to the defensive line.

The Colts have had some nice production from their defensive line in Turay’s absence. Justin Houston has been consistent despite dealing with a hip injury while there have been nice flashes from both Denico Autry and Al-Quadin Muhammad.

But the Colts don’t quite have Turay’s skill set currently on the roster. His speed and bend on the edge is a difference-maker for the Colts, especially when it comes to pressuring on third downs.

It remains to be seen when Turay will be activated, but he seems to be making solid progress.

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