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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Receives day off

    Buckner (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports. It's unknown what injury Buckner may be dealing with, or if this is just a rest day for the veteran linebacker. The Oregan product played 79 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 3, which was up from his total in Week 1 and 2. His status for Thursday's practice will be worth monitoring heading into Sunday's game against the Rams.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Will play Monday

    Buckner (ribs/illness) is active for Monday night's contest against Pittsburgh. Buckner missed the Colts' first two practices of the week due to a rib injury and an illness, but he returned to log a full session Saturday and will suit up Monday. His presence will be a boost to Indianapolis' pass rush, as he ranks second on the team with 5.5 sacks to go along with 48 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass defenses on the season.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Limited by elbow injury

    Buckner was limited to 19 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Tennessee due to an elbow injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. He's considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game at Denver. Buckner didn't have a tackle in Sunday's game as he had little impact on defense. It sounds like the Colts may be better off having him sit out a game and get back to full strength.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Will be questionable, per HC

    Colts head coach Frank Reich said Friday that Buckner (elbow) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, JJ Stankevitz of the team's official site reports. Buckner didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he'll still have a chance to suit up Sunday. The veteran defensive end has played at least 70 percent of the team's defensive snaps in each of the first three games this season and has recorded 12 tackles (six solo). If he's ruled out, Byron Cowart and Eric Johnson would be candidates for increased roles next to Grover Stewart in the middle of the Indianapolis' defensive line.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Limited by back injury

    Buckner has been limited in training camp practices due to a back injury, head coach Frank Reich told Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star. It doesn't sound like a serious injury but is worth monitoring as training camp progresses. Buckner played in all 17 games during the 2021 campaign, and his production remained consistent during his second season with the Colts. The 27-year-old has averaged 63.8 tackles across the last four years, and he's recorded at least seven sacks in each of those seasons.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Questionable for Sunday

    Coach Frank Reich said Friday that Buckner (knee) didn't practice this week and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports. It's unclear when Buckner suffered the knee injury, or how severe it actually is, but the fact he hasn't been able to practice is concerning. The Colts need to beat Jacksonville on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth, so they would love to have their star defensive tackle available. Buckner has totaled 65 tackles and seven sacks across 16 appearances this season.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Questionable for Sunday

    Buckner (knee/foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Buckner was able to finish the week as a full practice participant, so he appears on track to suit up Sunday. The veteran defensive tackle has yet to miss a game this season.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Less than 100 percent after loss

    Coach Frank Reich said on Monday that Buckner (knee) is "pretty banged up" following the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Buccaneers, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Reich also added that Buckner will likely be held out of practices early this week in hopes that he will be available for Sunday's matchup against the Texans. Buckner left during the second quarter this past Sunday with a knee injury before returning in the second half. If available to play Week 13, the star defensive tackle will likely have to grit it out for a Colts team that is on the edge of playoff contention.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Productive against Jets

    Buckner compiled six tackles (three solo) and a pass defense in Thursday's 45-30 win over the Jets. Buckner failed to record a sack Thursday after logging a sack in each of the last three games, but he matched his highest total of the season in tackles. Across the first nine games of the year, the 2016 first-rounder has tallied 42 tackles (24 solo), four sacks and two pass defenses.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Records sack in season opener

    Buckner had six total tackles, a sack and two QB hits in Sunday's loss to Seattle. Buckner was his usual disruptive self despite the rest of the defense's struggles. After missing time with a foot injury in training camp, he was fully healthy Sunday.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Officially questionable

    Buckner (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card matchup in Buffalo, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Buckner hasn't yet missed a single game due to the ankle injury that's plagued him since mid-December, and he'll no doubt do everything in his power to suit up for Indianapolis' first playoff tilt. The starting defensive tackle began the week with back-to-back missed practices but managed to log a limited session Thursday.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Misses practice to start week

    Buckner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Buckner has played through his lingering ankle injury in back-to-back games, so as long as he's able to resume practicing Thursday or Friday he should have a good shot to suit up Week 17. Through 14 games this season, Bucker has already notched 7.5 sacks.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Misses practice with ankle injury

    Buckner (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday. Buckner's the reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his three-sack effort against Houston, but he may have picked up an ankle injury at some point during that dominant performance. It's also possible he's getting more of a load management day after a busy Sunday, so Buckner's participation, or lack thereof, in practice Thursday and Friday should help paint a clearer picture regarding his availability for Sunday's matchup with the reeling Steelers.
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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Gearing up Sunday

    Buckner (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Texans. Buckner shook off the injury that held him back during the practice week. The 26-year-old will start at defensive tackle, aiming to pressure Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and slow down running back David Johnson. Through 12 games this season, Buckner has produced 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
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