Rhodes had one solo tackle, two defended passes and two interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown) during Sunday's 36-7 win over the Jets. Rhodes got off to a hot start Week 3, picking off Sam Darnold for a 44-yard return score on New York's first drive. His second interception of the day came with Darnold driving in the red zone, essentially ending any chance of a Jets comeback. The veteran cornerback secured AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors due to his standout performance, and he'll now look to keep up his momentum against Nick Foles in Chicago.
Rhodes (leg) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report. Rhodes sat out the second half of Sunday's win over the Vikings due to leg cramps, but he's no longer bothered by any notable injuries. The veteran cornerback looks on track to start Week 3 against the Jets.
Rhodes dealt with leg cramps and didn't suit up in the second half of Sunday's game against Minnesota, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Rhodes was essentially a nonfactor despite suiting up in the first half, only supplying one pass break-up in Sunday's win. Luckily it appears Rhodes avoided serious injury, but the team could take a cautious approach with the veteran heading into Week 3.
Rhodes (illness) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports. Rhodes was feeling under the weather, so the Colts told him to stay home as a precaution. The veteran cornerback has a decent chance to secure a starting role in 2020 with his main competition coming from Rock Ya-Sin. His first focus will be getting back on the field.
Rhodes is signing a one-year contract with Indianapolis, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. A 2013 first-round pick, Rhodes started 97 of 104 games for Minnesota the past seven seasons, earning Pro Bowl nods in 2016, 2017 and 2019. The last one was solely a product of name recognition, as Rhodes became a major liability in coverage and finished the 2019 campaign with zero interceptions and six pass defenses in 15 games. The Vikings cut him two weeks ago, backing out after the third season of a five-year, $70.1 million contract. The soon-to-be 30-year-old now has a nice opportunity to revive his career in Indianapolis, where the recent release of Pierre Desir leaves a vacancy at one of the starting cornerback spots. Given the current roster construction, the favorites for CB snaps in Indianapolis are Rhodes, Kenny Moore (ankle) and Rock Ya-Sin, though only Moore appears truly locked in.