Luck "likely" out Week 1

Andrew Luck could be out beyond Week 1?

Irsay: "You're Going To See A Lot Of New Faces"

There is also more of a cloud over his health after the Colts on Saturday traded wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the New England Patriots in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Luck missed nine games during the 2015 season due to kidney and abdominal injuries.

Well, at least Luck is going to be on the active roster, so he should be cleared for practice soon and he can suit up right away once he's ready physically and mentally.

When you hear the comments made by both Pagano and Irsay, it starts to sound like Luck could miss the first couple of weeks of the regular season, which is likely why the Colts chose to trade for Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Saturday. The Colts have a season-altering decision to make in the coming days.

The Brissett move indicates the Colts' needs for additional resources at the QB position beyond simply Scott Tolzien, the 29-year-old backup who is 0-2-1 as a starter in the NFL.

It appears the Indianapolis Colts will be without starting quarterback Andrew Luck as they open the season against the Los Angeles Rams, owner Jim Irsay told the Indy Star. Tolzien has been working with the starters, but he had a sporadic training camp and preseason in leading the Colts to only 13 points in four preseason games.

While Luck now can begin practicing with his teammates, his status for the September 10 opener against the Los Angeles Rams remains very much in doubt. Brissett was 34-of-55 for 400 yards with no touchdowns, and he was sacked six times while going 1-1 as a starter last season.

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