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Colts select Trey Sermon over Deon Jackson



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts made a significant alteration to their running backs’ quarters.

A source with knowledge of the matter said that the team dismissed Deon Jackson and promoted practice squad member Trey Sermon to the active roster in order to get ready for Sunday’s road test against the Baltimore Ravens. On Tuesday, Sermon was signed.

Jackson sees the shift as a sharp decline.

Zack Moss (forearm) and Jonathan Taylor (PUP) were sidelined for the running backs room, thus Jackson took the field for the first game of the season versus Jacksonville. The Colts lost against the Jaguars 31–21, and he had a terrible game with 14 yards on 13 carries, two fumbles lost, and a dropped throw.

Moss carried the ball eighteen times for 88 yards and one touchdown in Sunday’s 31-20 victory over Houston, with Jackson seeing action only once on special teams.

Jackson played in 25 games over the previous two seasons, including two starts, after signing as an undrafted rookie in 2021. After 81 carries for 267 yards and two touchdowns, he also grabbed 30 passes for 209 yards and one score.

Sermon, a 2021 third-round selection by San Francisco, has played in nine games for the 49ers and Philadelphia, making two starts.

Before the 2018 season began, the Eagles claimed Sermon off waivers from San Francisco, and the Shane Steichen-led offense saw him play in two games.

“We always just want to add depth,’’ Steichen said of adding Sermon to the practice squad. “Chris (Ballard) and his staff do a great job of evaluating guys.’’

At Oklahoma and Ohio State, the 6-0, 215-pound Sermon started 15 of 46 games and gained 2,946 yards and 26 touchdowns through rushes.

Mike Chappell may be followed on Twitter at @mchappell51.






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