On Wednesday the #indianapolis colts were very clear that they will still play star quarterback #Andrew Luck whenever he is healthy enough to play. Speaking of health, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost defensive starter, Noah Spence, for the rest of the season while the #Denver Broncos got starting linebacker, Shane Ray, back.

Colts to play Andrew Luck regardless

On Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts head coach, Chuck Pagano, reaffirmed that quarterback, Andrew Luck, will play whenever he is fully healthy, regardless of the team's record. He said of the situation that, “Nothing has changed.” Last week the quarterback suffered a big setback in his recovery that caused him to stop throwing as part of his rehab.

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The Colts (2-5) are off to their worst start since 2011 and currently sit in the AFC South cellar. They have also allowed an NFL high 29 sacks this season, five more than the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals.

Bucs lose Noah Spence for the season

According to NFL Network's, Ian Rapoport, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed defensive end Noah Spence on injured reserve due to a torn labrum, which he will need surgery on. The 23-year-old was the team's second-round pick in 2016. This season he had nine total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble as he dealt with shoulder injuries. To replace Spence, the team signed 33-year-old veteran, Darryl Tapp.

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He has played in the league for 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Detriot Lions and New Orleans Saints. Tapp has played in 162 games, starting 38 of them. He has 329 total tackles, 28 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 10 fumbles recovered, two interceptions and one defensive touchdown.

Broncos get Shane Ray back for key game

Denver Broncos head coach, Vance Joseph, said today that linebacker, Shane Ray, will start at linebacker for the team's key Monday night matchup against the rival Kansas City Chiefs, although he will be on a snap count. Ray has been sidelined for the team's first six games of the season while on injured reserve (IR) due to a wrist injury he suffered at the start of training camp.

He was designated to return from IR last week and has been practicing since then. Ray was excited to finally play again saying, “I'm so ready to help our defense.” The 24-year-old was the team's first-round draft pick in 2015. In his first two seasons in the NFL, he recorded 68 total tackles, 12 sacks, one forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown.