Colts head coach Frank Reich says he expects Marlon Mack to stay with the Colts (Twitter link via Zak Keefer of The Athletic). The Colts promised the running back that they’d try to trade him before today’s deadline, but it doesn’t sound like they received any offers to their liking.
Mack could have made sense for a few different clubs, like the Christian McCaffrey-less Panthers. Still, it’s not clear if Carolina called on the veteran or if any other teams were truly in pursuit.
Buried behind Jonathan Taylor this year, Mack has totaled just 101 yards on 28 carries. Taylor, meanwhile, has 649 yards on the year, good for second in the NFL. Of course, that’s a distant second to Derrick Henry‘s league-leading 937 yards, but his lengthy IR stay could give Taylor the rushing title in a matter of weeks.
Mack, still only 25, racked up 1,999 rushing yards between 2018 and ’19. Unfortunately, last year’s Achilles injury capped his season in September. He re-signed with the Colts on a low-cost, one-year deal, so he’ll have to try his luck in free agency next year without much of a platform.
Mack probably won’t be on the move, but defensive lineman Kemoko Turay could be traded if the right offer comes along. If they want to turn Turay into future draft ammo, they’ve got less than an hour to get a deal done.
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