Colts coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he anticipates Campbell (foot) seeing more reps out of the slot in 2020, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Reich indicated that while he's willing to move Campbell around the formation, the slot may be the best spot for the second-year receiver to find consistent playing time with No. 1 target T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman profiling as the top options out wide. Campbell was limited to just seven games in 2019 -- with a sports hernia, hamstring injury, broken hand and foot fracture costing him time. Reich noted that Campbell is still going through the final stages of his rehab for the broken foot, so the expectation is that the 22-year-old will be ready to go for the start of training camp.
Campbell (foot) has been rehabbing in Indianapolis, hoping to be healthy enough for high-intensity workouts by mid-February, Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star reports. The second-round pick broke his foot during a Week 14 loss to Tampa Bay, capping off a frustrating rookie season that also featured a sports hernia, a hamstring injury and a broken hand. Campbell actually played with the foot fracture throughout much of that Week 14 contest, but X-rays after the game revealed it to be a season-ending injury. He finished the year with an 18-127-1 receiving line on 24 targets and four carries for 34 yards, averaging 28 offensive snaps in seven appearances. Campbell should return to health before OTAs, at which point he'll compete for the Colts' No. 2 or 3 spot at wide receiver.
Campbell, whom the Colts placed on injured reserve Monday, suffered a fractured foot in Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Fresh off returning from a four-game layoff due to a broken right hand, Campbell suffered another injury that will result in the third multi-week absence of his rookie season. The wideout could need surgery to address the fractured foot, but the expectation is that he'll be back to full strength for training camp, if not the Colts' offseason program. Campbell's injury woes put a damper on his first NFL season, with the second-round pick out of Ohio State appearing in just seven games and providing 18 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown on 24 targets.
The Colts placed Campbell on injured reserve Monday due to an unspecified issue. After missing four games following surgery to address a fractured right hand, Campbell returned to action in a starting role in Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers, playing 31 of the Colts' 63 offensive snaps (49 percent) in the contest and finishing with three catches for 12 yards on five targets. Campbell wasn't known to have suffered from an injury during the game, but his move to IR implies that the Colts weren't anticipating him playing in any of their final three games. Expect more clarity on Campbell's health situation to come in the next few days, but he'll nonetheless conclude a disappointing rookie campaign with 18 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown over seven appearances.
Coach Frank Reich confirmed Campbell (hand) will be available to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, barring a setback, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. Campbell opened the week as a full participant in practice and wasn't restricted Thursday or Friday either, so he'll put an end to a four-game absence in Tampa Bay. With top wideout T.Y. Hilton (calf) ruled out for another game, Campbell could immediately slide into a starting role at receiver alongside Zach Pascal on Sunday. Even if Hilton returns at some point during the final three games of the season, Campbell could retain a sizable role in the Colts' passing attack with three other key receiving options (Eric Ebron, Devin Funchess and Chester Rogers) on injured reserve.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||24||18||127||1||6||7.06||19|