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RB Colts Taylor discusses his contract, his injuries, and his return to action



Indianapolis, Indiana – Jonathan Taylor, a standout running back for the Colts, thinks that feeling well at last is satisfying.

“The day has finally come now for me to hit the field,” Taylor told reporters Thursday morning at the Colts Complex.

This season, this is the first time he has spoken with the media.

“Number one, the whole time the main goal was to be healthy, to be able to go out there and do what I love,” Taylor said.

He hasn’t practiced or played with the Colts in over 290 days.

Following offseason ankle surgery, Taylor missed training camp and the first four weeks of the season due to being on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. However, he made his comeback on Wednesday.

Before the season, Taylor refuted inquiries regarding his future in Indianapolis, particularly those concerning a potential contract extension and his request to be traded.

“I don’t think it matters on if I saying I’m committed or not, because I’m here,” Taylor said in response to a question if he’s committed to the Colts. “If somebody wasn’t committed they wouldn’t be here. Right now, I’m here and my number one goal is to really attack this first practice.”

He is in the latter year of a four-year contract.

Taylor has three weeks to join the active roster or be placed on Injured Reserve by the Colts to conclude his season.

Taylor might play on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Colts’ (2-2) game against the Tennessee Titans (2-2).

“That’s a question that we don’t know. I haven’t had a first practice yet,” Taylor said about his status for Sunday. “I’m super excited to finally get out there for the first time and see where has all the hard work taken me.”

Anthony Richardson, the quarterback for the Colts, expressed his excitement at having Taylor in the backfield.

“I’m excited for him to be able to come back,” Richardson said Wednesday. “I know it’s been a while since he’s been on the field, and I know he is excited to be back, and I am excited to see what he does.”

“I had great conversations with him,” Colts Head Coach Shane Steichen said Monday. “He’s super excited to be back with his teammates, and looking forward to having him.”