Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Dec 2010

Bob Sanders To IR

Colts safety Bob Sanders becomes the second member of the secondary to be placed on injured reserve this week. Sanders tore his biceps tendon in Week 1.

Sanders will have missed 39 of 49 possible starts since he signed a contract extension in December of 2007.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 08 Dec 2010

14 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2010, 6:19am by TheRealJosh


by RichC (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 6:42pm

Bob Sanders wasn't on IR?

by OmrothYes (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 6:48pm


by Spielman :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 6:56pm

Wow. That was a waste of a roster spot all season.

by alexbond :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:26pm

Is there anything more inevitable in football, at this point, than a major Bob Sanders injury, every season?

by JFP (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:37pm

Any chance the Colts cut him at the end of the season? I'd love to see him in a Patriots uniform (if he could stay healthy of course).

by Theo :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:43pm

Have the colts given up?
They kept Sanders on the roster for 'if'. But now they're signing Dominic Rhodes.
Oh and is Sanders potential UFL material or is he Raider fodder?

by turbohappy (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 8:19pm

I don't think so. He's been supposed to come back for several weeks now...clearly it just isn't going to happen so they are using his spot for someone that might actually help the team. Might have been a good idea 2 years ago, but that's a little picky ;o)

by James (not verified) :: Thu, 12/09/2010 - 12:38pm

They were hoping to keep him on the roster until the playoffs, but all the other injuries on the team meant keeping him was a luxury they could no longer afford. For example they don't have even one healthy runningback.

by JoeD (not verified) :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 7:46pm

Someone call Ripley...

by Key19 :: Wed, 12/08/2010 - 9:45pm

Somebody's going to sign him to a cheap contract and he'll somehow play in at least half of their games for a 2-3 year stretch. It'll be great value and the media pundits will say the Colts were idiots for letting him go. Then he'll have one major catastrophic injury and that'll be it for his career.

by hughesm12 :: Thu, 12/09/2010 - 7:17am

Since when does this constitute news?

by zlionsfan :: Thu, 12/09/2010 - 8:46pm

when it happens as late as December.

by Rots (not verified) :: Thu, 12/09/2010 - 8:13am

Bob Sanders makes Pennington look durable

by TheRealJosh (not verified) :: Sat, 12/11/2010 - 6:19am

You know the chicken he makes really needs to be re-done. Gus, Popeye's, and Chic-Fil-a are quite a deal more tasty.