Colts TE Ross Travis calls final preseason tilt a ‘statement game’
Indianapolis Colts tight end Ross Travis probably has a roster spot all but locked up, but he is still looking at Thursday night as a “statement game,” via The Athletic’s Zak Keefer on Twitter.
Last year Travis also had a roster spot all but locked up but tore his ACL during the fourth preseason game and missed all of last season.
Travis said going into tonight’s game that he isn’t scared, and is going to attack it like he tries to attack every other game.
Preseason finale in Cincy tonight. One Colt worth rooting for? Tight end Ross Travis. With a spot all but secured, he tore his ACL on the final drive of the final preseason game last August, and was fighting back tears in locker room. Brutal scene. How he's approaching tonight: pic.twitter.com/rttd1UtNiM
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 29, 2019
Earlier in the preseason, Travis hauled in a 24-yard touchdown reception in his first game back and admitted he got a little emotional after the play.
“I know my mom, dad and sister are here, so I’m sure my mom’s a little emotional — even I was a little emotional on the sideline, just because how last year went,” Travis said via the Colts team website. “And there’s a select few people that know what you’ve got to go through to get back on that field and all the time you put in.
“But ultimately, man, I’m just happy to celebrate with everybody,” he continued. “I told all the trainers, I told everybody I was working with me, ‘Man, this was all of us,’ you know what I’m saying? They were a big part of it.”
There are going to be a lot of eyes on Travis tonight and even know he wants to make a statement, he doesn’t need to. As long as he stays healthy he will be on the roster week one when the Colts take on the Los Angeles Chargers.