Leonard had 10 tackles (eight solo), one sack, two defended passes and a forced fumble during Week 17's 28-14 win over the Jaguars. Leonard closed out the regular season with four straight performances of double-digit tackles. Despite having missed two games this season, he ranks eighth in the league in terms of total stops. Leonard's game-changing showcase against the Jaguars earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career.
Leonard made 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers. With a third straight double-digit tackling performance, Leonard now has produced at least 121 tackles in each of his first three seasons in the NFL. The South Carolina State product continues to be a top-tier IDP option, and he'll look to finish strong against the Jaguars in Week 17.
Leonard (back) was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Leonard left with a back injury late in last week's win over the Raiders, but coach Frank Reich said the injury was minor after the game, and the linebacker's full participation in practice to start the week confirms that notion. The engine of the Colts' defense should be good to go Sunday against the Texans.
Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Leonard didn't suffer a serious back injury during Sunday's 44-27 win over the Raiders, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. It appears Leonard will be ready to go for the Week 15 matchup against Houston, although he'll be closely monitored during the practice week. If he suffers a setback and is sidelined, Matthew Adams is likely the next man up at weak-side linebacker.
Leonard (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Leonard exited Sunday's contest late in the fourth quarter with the Colts up 44-20, so it seems likely that he won't retake the field. He left with a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo).
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