AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 81 8.0 2 0 0

Top DeForest Buckner News

  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Gets sack in season finale

    Buckner recorded six tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Saturday's 23-19 loss versus the Texans.

    Over 17 games this season, Buckner recorded 81 tackles (45 solo) including eight sacks and two forced fumbles, adding a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. His tackle total was a career high, and his production as a pass rusher remained remarkable for a defensive tackle. Perhaps just as impressive is the fact he still hasn't missed a game since 2020. He has one year remaining on his current contract and is clearly still one of the league's better interior defensive linemen.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Logs sack in win

    Buckner finished Sunday's 23-20 win over the Raiders with four tackles (three solo), including one sack.

    Buckner got to Aidan O'Connell on the first play after the two-minute warning in the second quarter, which helped lead to a Raiders' punt three plays later. Buckner is now up to 75 tackles (44 solo), including 7.0 sacks, and is one sack away from matching his total from 2022.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: No designation for Saturday

    Buckner (back) did not practice Thursday but has no injury designation for Saturday's game against the Steelers.

    Buckner hasn't missed a game since the 2020 campaign and he'll keep that streak going in Week 15, despite not logging a full practice at any point this week.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Logs limited practice Wednesday

    Buckner (back) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.

    Buckner was estimated as not practicing during Tuesday's walkthrough, but he was able to participate in a limited fashion Wednesday. The veteran has played in all 13 of the Colts' contests this season, tallying 64 tackles (36 solo), including 5.5 sacks. Buckner hasn't missed a game since the 2020 campaign, but he may get tagged with an injury designation heading into Saturday's game versus Pittsburgh if he's limited at practice again Thursday.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Registers eight stops in loss

    Buckner totaled eight tackles (three solo) in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Browns.

    Buckner finished second on the team in stops behind Zaire Franklin. The eight tackles tied a season high for Buckner, who also registered eight stops against New England in Week 10. He's up to 64 tackles on the campaign, giving him a good chance of surpassing the career-best mark of 74 he established last season.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Gets fifth sack

    Buckner had four total tackles, including a sack and additional tackle for a loss, and two passes defensed in Sunday's win at Carolina.

    Buckner also had three QB hurries, two batted passes and a QB hit according to Pro Football Focus, as he continues to be a disruptive force. He now has five sacks for the season.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Strip-sack in loss

    Buckner had three tackles (two solo), including a sack and a forced fumble, in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Saints.

    Buckner got to Derek Carr early in the second quarter and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Colts and led to a Zack Moss touchdown minutes later. Buckner is up to four sacks on the year -- tied with Samson Ebukam for the team lead -- and is well on pace to match or exceed his 2022 total of eight.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Active against Rams

    Buckner (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

    Buckner was a nonparticipant at practice all week, so it's not clear if he'll be at full strength for the game. Still, he'll be active and is a key cog in the Indy defense.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Deemed questionable

    Buckner (groin) has drawn a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Buckner was a nonparticipant at practice all week, so his questionable status seems a little optimistic. Still, more clarity will come Sunday morning after he works with the training staff. Eric Johnson and Taven Bryan would be candidates to fill in at defensive tackle opposite Grover Stewart should he ultimately be unable to go.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Misses again

    Buckner (groin) did not practice Thursday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Buckner has now missed consecutive practices after logging a DNP on Wednesday as well. The severity of the injury and whether the team is just being cautious with its star lineman remains unclear. His practice status Friday should shed some light on what direction he's trending in for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Rams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Waianae, HI
Age: 29
School: Oregon
Experience: 8