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Donte Moncrief out 4-6 weeks for Indianapolis Colts

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The deck continues to stack against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Wide receiver Donte Moncrief will miss the next four to six weeks with a fractured shoulder blade, coach Chuck Pagano revealed in Wednesday's press conference. The injury will not require surgery, Pagano added.

A do-everything wideout with strong run-after-catch ability and DeAndre Hopkins-like physicality and acrobatics near the sideline, Moncrief was a popular breakout candidate in a Colts offense transitioning away from two tight ends and toward three wide receivers.

Whereas T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett are undersized speedsters, Moncrief provided Luck with a reliable, big-framed receiver capable of winning at the catch point.

With Moncrief out of the lineup, the Colts signed former Cowboys draft pick Devin Street off the Patriots' practice squad. Street will likely vie with Quan Bray and undrafted rookie Chester Rogers for snaps behind Hilton and Dorsett.

Luck was the best quarterback we saw in Week 1. He regressed in Denver last week, though, with Moncrief sidelined, Hilton and Dorsett unable to shake free of physical coverage and the offensive line overwhelmed by a superior Broncos front seven.

Fortunately for the Colts' aerial attack, the schedule is rather forgiving, with matchups against the Jaguars, Bears and Titans in three of the next five weeks.

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