This was an expected move because had the Colts had not removed the PUP list prior to 4 p.m. on Saturday Luck would have been forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.
Brissett, depending on how quickly he picks up offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski's offense, should push Tolzien and Stephen Morris for snaps until Luck returns.
Irsay said the Colts are happy with Andrew Luck's progress but stopped short of divulging much more information.
Andrew Luck Activated From PUP List; On Active Roster To Begin Season
Luck, who underwent surgery to his right throwing shoulder earlier this offseason, today was restored to the active roster from the team's Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. If Luck had remained on that list going into the regular season, he would've had to sit out the Colts' first six games of the year due to National Football League rules. That said, there still isn't a timetable to when Luck will make his return to the field.
A more likely scenario has backup Scott Tolzien starting against the Rams and Luck being ready for the week 2 home opener against the Arizona Cardinals or week 3 against Cleveland. After all, they went so far as to trade with the AFC rival Patriots, and send New England another talented offensive player.
Luck hasn't played in the preseason due to a shoulder injury that caused him to have surgery in January. "He will be back and he'll have a long and great career with us". That might seem like a longshot, but others have done so on similarly short prep. He hasn't played or practiced since Week 17 of last season.
Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67
Fagen and Becker split the band after 1980's Gaucho LP, reforming 20 years later to make the Grammy-winning Two Against Nature . Guitarist Larry Carlton, who played on four of Steely Dan's classic albums, called him a musical icon.