AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 29 0.0 0 1 0

Top Zaire Franklin News

  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Off COVID list

    Franklin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Franklin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, but he managed two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart to suit up for Saturday's matchup. The 2018 seventh-round pick has yet to record more than 25 defensive snaps in any game this season.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Franklin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Franklin said during training camp that he's fully vaccinated, so his placement on the COVID-19 list signals that he's tested positive for the virus, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. If Franklin submits two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart, the linebacker will be able to suit up for Saturday's game against New England.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Just one tackle Sunday

    Franklin started at weak-side linebacker and had one total tackle in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

    Franklin won a starting linebacker role in the preseason, but played just on 17 of the defense's 54 snaps. He came off the field in nickel and dime packages, which limits his fantasy upside.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Gets reps as starting linebacker

    Franklin took the initial snaps as the starting strong-side linebacker in the team's recent voluntary offseason workouts being held at team headquarters, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

    Bobby Okereke looks set to be the starting middle linebacker this season with the departure of Anthony Walker in free agency, while Franklin will compete for the strong-side role. Franklin mostly worked in a reserve role last season, but he impressed against the run. He struggled against the pass by allowing 14 receptions on 16 targets, according to Pro Football Focus, so he could come off the field in nickel and dime formations.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Limited to special teams

    Franklin had a tackle on special teams and did not play a snap on defense in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.

    Franklin will have a reserve role on defense and get most of his playing time on special teams.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Practices in full

    Franklin (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

    Franklin exited Week 5's contest versus the Chiefs due to a hamstring issue, but he now appears healthy coming off Indianapolis' bye. The second-year pro will play his usual role on special teams against Houston on Sunday.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Ruled out against Chiefs

    Franklin (hamstring) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

    With the Colts on bye in Week 6, Franklin will have two weeks to heal up before the team's next game in Week 7 against the Texans.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Picks up hamstring injury

    Franklin (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs, George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin reports.

    Franklin picked up a hamstring injury that has shed doubt over his availability for the remainder of the contest.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Moves back to reserve role

    Franklin had one tackle in Sunday's loss at the Jets.

    Franklin played just nine snaps on defense as he moved back to a reserve role with Darius Leonard and Anthony Walker returning from injuries.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Totals 11 tackles

    Franklin had 11 tackles (one solo) in Thursday's 38-24 loss to the Patriots.

    Franklin made a minimal defensive impact through the first four weeks of the season, but he played all 69 defensive snaps with fellow rookie Darius Leonard (ankle) inactive Thursday. Franklin saw 29 total defensive snaps through four games, so his potential IDP value hinges on Leonard's health.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25
School: Syracuse
Experience: 4