Call it “Blue Wednesday.”
The Indianapolis Colts players had Tuesday and Wednesday off due to Monday night’s nationally televised road game with Tampa Bay. But the team’s player personnel department has been kept very busy the last two days.
Strong safety Melvin Bullitt and middle linebacker Gary Brackett were both placed on injured reserve Wednesday and are out for the remainder of the season.
Bullitt reinjured his right shoulder against Cleveland two weeks ago. He first injured his right shoulder against Kansas City last season. After undergoing surgery, Bullitt was placed on the injured reserve list at that time.
Brackett, meanwhile, hurt his shoulder in the Colts’ 2011 season-opening loss to Houston. He had not played the last two weeks against Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Also, Indianapolis added another quarterback to the team’s active roster. The Colts brought back Dan Orlovsky, who had spent training camp and the preseason with the team. Orlovsky and former Kansas City quarterback Brody Croyle both worked out for the team on Tuesday.
There is still no word on the status of quarterback Kerry Collins, who left Sunday night’s game with Pittsburgh in the third quarter after experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Curtis Painter went the rest of the way and could end up starting against the Buccaneers this week.
In other roster news, former Iowa linebacker A.J. Edds was also added to the active roster. Edds, who attended Center Grove High School, had been on New England’s practice squad after being a fourth-round draft pick by Miami in 2010.
Quarterback Mike Hartline and linebacker Caleb Campbell have been waived from the practice squad. Wide receiver Jeremy Ross and offensive lineman Matt Murphy have been added to the practice squad. Ross, a rookie, played collegiately at the University of California and had been originally signed by New England. Murphy is also a rookie and played at UNLV. He had been signed originally by Atlanta.
The Colts are scheduled to resume practice this afternoon. Indianapolis will have practices Friday and Saturday before leaving Sunday for Tampa.