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Colts QB Carson Wentz cleared to play Sunday against Raiders

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-02 10:53:05-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Wentz was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

The Colts also announced Sunday morning that cornerback T.J. Carrie will play a day after he also was activated from the list. Tackle Braden Smith was activated Saturday, but he has not yet been cleared.

The Colts placed Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, and he was initially expected to be out this week.

However, the NFL later adopted guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reduced the quarantine time to five days from 10 for all players who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, including those who are unvaccinated.

The Colts (9-6) can clinch a playoff spot with a win against the Raiders.