Sheard had four total tackles, four QB hits and two sacks in Sunday's 20-14 win at Houston. Sheard has provided a steady pass rush with 30 QB hurries, four QB hits and three batted passes, according to Pro Football Focus. He should continue to be a decent source of sacks.
Sheard had seven tackles a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's 46-18 loss at Seattle. Shead struggled to generate a pass rush in Week 1, but has improved the past three weeks with 14 QB hurries the past three games according to Pro Football Focus. He should get more sacks as a result.
Sheard started at the "rush" linebacker position but had just one tackle in Sunday's loss at the Rams. Sheard didn't generate any pass rush and was part of a defense that struggled in a 46-9 blowout loss. He played 50 snaps, but the Indy linebacking corps could be in flux early in the season with all new starters from the start of last season.
Sheard is listed a starting linebacker at the "rush" position on the Colts' unofficial depth chart. Indy's linebacking corps may be in flux the first few games with a new group of starters, but Sheard may get an opportunity to rush the passer.
Sheard signed a three-year, $25.5 million contract with the Colts, The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports. A versatile defender who can line up at both outside linebacker and defensive end, Sheard churned out 70 tackles and 13 sacks across 28 games for the Patriots the past two seasons. He'll now look to compete for a starting role with the Colts.