REPORT: Colts Give Jonathan Taylor A Deadline To Find A Trade Partner

If Jonathan Taylor is going to find a trade partner, there is a deadline for him to do so. According to ESPN’s Stephen Holder, the Indianapolis Colts have given Taylor until Tuesday to find a trade partner for him:

Per the report, “six teams have inquired” about Taylor’s availability and two “have engaged the Colts with actual offers.” The Colts are looking for a first-round pick or a package of picks worth “similar value.”

The Colts have Tuesday as a deadline because it’s the day NFL teams are required to trim their rosters to the regular-season limit of 53 players. It’s also the day the Colts must decide on Taylor’s status going forward. He is currently on the PUP list and must be activated or placed on the reserve-PUP by Tuesday.

Players on reserve-PUP must sit out for at least the first four weeks of the regular season.


It’s been a wild summer for both sides. Owner Jim Irsay and Taylor’s agent, Malki Kawa, were involved in a public back-and-forth on Twitter. Irsay and Taylor also had an awkward meeting in the middle of a team practice, and Irsay later made comments to reporters that did not sit well with Taylor.

Taylor also left training camp in the past two weeks, first to seek medical treatment on his ankle injury and last week to attend an unspecified personal matter.

Meanwhile, the Colts and Taylor remain apart on contract negotiations and he has to a desire to be traded.