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Colts' Zaire Franklin: Posts double-digit tackles
Franklin compiled 15 tackles (12 solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's 10-6 win over the Patriots.
Franklin once again piled up the tackles, recording a double-digit total for the eighth time in nine games. The 27-year-old remains the league leader in the category with 117 on the season. Now, Indianapolis heads into its bye week before a matchup with Tampa Bay in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Good to go Sunday
Franklin (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots in Frankfurt, Germany, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Franklin -- who sat out last week's win over Carolina -- had been listed as questionable heading into Sunday, after the knee injury kept him from practicing Wednesday before he upgraded to limited activity Thursday and then full participation Friday. Based on how he was able to finish the week of practice, Franklin isn't expected to face any restrictions Sunday. He should once again shape up as an elite IDP option after tallying double-digit tackles in all but one of his first eight appearances of the season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Could play Sunday
Franklin (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.
The 27-year-old linebacker seems to be trending in the right direction to play this Sunday, as he went from not practicing Wednesday to logging a full session Friday. Franklin has been integral to Indianapolis' defense this year, recording 104 total tackles, including two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in eight games. Segun Olubi is expected to have an increased workload if Franklin is unable to suit up this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Misses practice again Wednesday
Franklin (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Franklin missed last Sunday's game against the Panthers with the knee injury. Despite the missed contest, Franklin still leads the league with 102 combined tackles and 64 of the solo variety. He'll try to get back out on the field for Week 10 against the Patriots in Germany.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Inactive Sunday
Franklin (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
The starting middle linebacker was listed as questionable Friday and then doubtful Saturday after missing practice all week. Franklin has 102 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2023. His absence should open up playing time for Segun Olubi.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Trending in wrong direction
Franklin (knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Franklin didn't practice all week, so Saturday's injury designation change likely isn't a good omen. The NFL's leading tackler thus appears unlikely to suit up Sunday, meaning E.J. Speed and Shaquille Leonard could be primed for more opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Listed as questionable for Week 9
Franklin (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Franklin missed practice all week, so he sounds like a true game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1 PM ET kickoff. Franklin leads the NFL in tackles with 102 and also paces the league with his 64 solo takedowns. He's played 98 percent of Indy's defensive snaps. Franklin would be sorely missed if he's unable to go against Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Misses practice Wednesday
Franklin (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Franklin exited Sunday's game with the knee injury, but returned to the game and finished with 14 tackles (six solo). He's up to 102 tackles on the season and is the first player in the league to reach 100-plus tackles on the year. His practice participation over the rest of the week will indicate his availability for Week 9 against the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Surpasses 100 tackles Sunday
Franklin had 14 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Saints.
Franklin has registered double-digit tackles in seven of eight games this season and has played in 100 percent of defensive snaps in five of those contests, though he didn't reach that mark Sunday. Franklin has been a tackling machine all season long and is the first player in the league to reach 100-plus tackles on the year with 102. He's well on pace to surpass the 167 tackles he had in 2022 and will look to keep his spot as the league's tackle leader in Week 9 against the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Injures knee Sunday
Franklin (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Saints, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Franklin was up to four tackles on the day before leaving the game. He went to the medical tent before going back to the locker room. Tony Brown has taken over at cornerback in Franklin's absence.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Productive in loss
Franklin recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) during Indianapolis' 39-38 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
Franklin led the team in tackles, bringing his total to 88 (58 solo) on the season. The 2018 seventh-round pick has now logged double-digit tackles in all but one game and will look to produce again versus the Saints next week.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Double-digit tackles in win
Franklin recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) while also deflecting a pass in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Titans.
Franklin has now registered at least 12 tackles in each of the Colts' first five games of the year, compiling 69 total takedowns to this point. The linebacker continues to be one of the most productive players at his position in the league.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Team's leading tackler again
Franklin recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and a half sack in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss versus the Rams.
Despite exiting Sunday's contest for a brief period of time due to a back injury, Franklin still finished as the Colts' tackling leader. He's now reached double-digit stops in each of the Colts' first four games to go with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He'll be a top-tier IDP option again when Indianapolis hosts Tennessee in Week 5.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Back in the game
Franklin (back) returned to the game Sunday versus the Rams, Kevin Bowen of The Wake Up Call reports.
Franklin was briefly unavailable with a back injury, but he's ready to go for the rest of the game. To this point, the middle linebacker has eight tackles against Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Zaire Franklin: Dealing with back injury
Franklin (back) is considered questionable to return Sunday versus the Rams, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Franklin suffered a back injury in the second half and it's unclear if he'll be able to come back Sunday. In his absence, Segun Olubi will see a larger workload at middle linebacker.... See More ... See Less
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