Geathers (neck) could get playing time as a linebacker next season, The Indianapolis Star reports.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety had 59 tackles (50) in only nine games last season, eventually landing on injured reserve with a concussion and a neck injury. Assuming his health checks out, Geathers could get a look at inside linebacker, which stands as one of the glaring weaknesses on Indy's roster. He'd probably only play linebacker in sub packages while staying at safety in the team's base defense, but such a role would still give him triple-digit tackle upside.
Geathers (neck) was placed on injured reserve, ESPN reports.
Geathers hasn't played since Week 10 due to a concussion and neck injury. The neck ailment sounded serious and it's likely not worth having him try to come back with Indy's playoff hopes fading sharply after Sunday's loss.
Geathers (neck) did not practice Wednesday.
He was only listed with a neck injury, which suggests he's been cleared after a recent concussion. However, his neck injury sounds serious and it's not clear if he'll play again this season.
Geathers has missed back-to-back contests due to his neck and head injuries, and he's in danger of missing Week 14 as well. T.J. Green is in line to start at free safety once again if Geathers ultimately is held out.
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