But it was also noted that people shouldn’t get excited, because how Toler responded from the practice would be key.
A sign of things to come occurred when Toler wasn’t on the field during the media portion of practice on Thursday. It became official a couple of hours later when the Colts released their practice report and the letters “DNP” were by Toler’s name, meaning he did not practice.
A better indication for Toler’s status for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs will occur Friday when coach Chuck Pagano addresses the media. But not having Toler practice on back-to-back days can’t be a good thing, especially since he hasn’t played since Oct. 20.
So the wait could possibly continue for another week with Toler.
Another eye-catching “DNP” was receiver T.Y. Hilton because of a shoulder problem. He originally injured his shoulder against Arizona on Nov. 24. Hilton had a career-high eight receptions against Houston last weekend.
Here’s the rest of Thursday’s practice report
Did Not Practice
LB Daniel Adongo: Hamstring
S Sergio Brown: Groin
DT Montori Hughes: Knee
DT Ricky Jean Francois: Foot
OL Jeff Linkenbach: Quad
OL Joe Reitz: Concussion
OL Hugh Thornton: Neck
OL Samson Satele: Elbow
FB Stanley Havili: Knee