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Top Rodrigo Blankenship News

  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Operating as starter at OTAs

    Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that Blankenship (hip) is the favorite to win the starting kicker job over Jake Verity, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.

    Blankenship operated as the Colts' placekicker to start 2021, but he played just five games before being placed on IR with a hip injury, which ultimately ended his season. Michael Badgley replaced Blankenship last year, but he remains a free agent as Indianapolis signed Verity to provide competition to Blankenship during the offseason. Now healthy, Blankenship is poised to reclaim his starting gig. Across 21 career games, he's converted 43 of 51 field-goal attempts, with six of his eight misses coming from 40-plus yards.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: In offseason battle

    Blankenship (hip) is expected to compete with Jake Verity for the Colts' kicking job during OTAs and training camp, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.

    Blankenship has held Indianapolis' starting kicker duties over the past two seasons when healthy, but he played just five games in 2021 before being placed on injured reserve with a hip injury in November. He ultimately converted 11 of 14 field-goals attempts and missed one extra-point attempt in 2021. Blankenship was relatively consistent in his rookie season with the Colts, and if healthy, he'll be the favorite to retain the kicking job.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Remains on IR indefinitely

    Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Blankenship (hip) will remain on injured reserve for the foreseeable future with Michael Badgley having secured the team's kicking job, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

    After Blankenship landed on IR on Oct. 16 with the right hip injury, Badgley has stepped in to handle kicking duties for each of the last five games. Badgley has gone a perfect 7-for-7 on field-goal attempts and 19-for-19 on extra-point attempts, a performance that will allow him to retain the job even with Blankenship seemingly trending toward a return to full health. Since the Colts haven't designated Blankenship for a return from IR, he can't practice with the team, but he'll presumably work out on his own and continue to rebuild strength in his hip in the event he's needed at some point later in the season.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Placed on IR

    Blankenship (hip) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Blankenship had already been ruled out for Sunday's Week 6 matchup due to a hip injury that he sustained last week, but he'll be forced to miss at least three games. Michael Badgley was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Ruled out for Week 6

    Blankenship (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    With Blankenship unavailable this weekend, fellow kicker Michael Badgley is slated to be promoted from the Colts' practice squad to the team's active roster in advance of Sunday's contest.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Still absent Thursday

    Blankenship (hip) was unavailable for Thursday's practice.

    The kicker was a non-participant at practice for the second consecutive day after he suffered a hip injury Monday night against the Ravens. The Colts added kicker Michael Badgley to their practice squad on Wednesday in case Blankenship is unable to go Sunday versus the Texans.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: No practice Wednesday

    Blankenship (hip) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Blankenship's absence from practice comes as little surprise, after head coach Frank Reich said the kicker underwent an MRI on Tuesday after dealing with the hip injury in Monday's 31-25 overtime loss to the Ravens. The Colts tried out some kickers Wednesday and signed Michael Badgley to the practice squad, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. Badgley will presumably be elevated to the 53-man roster by Saturday if the Colts aren't confident Blankenship will be ready to kick Sunday against the Texans.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Gets MRI, Week 6 status in question

    Colts head coach Frank Reich said Blankenship (hip) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, leaving the kicker's status uncertain heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Texans, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. "I'll get the results [of the MRI], and then we'll talk through with [general manager Chris Ballard] what we need to do, whether we need to bring in another kicker, how extensive is the injury."

    The Colts already seem to be bracing for Blankenship not being available for Sunday's game, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relaying Wednesday that the team worked out kickers Brett Maher and Michael Badgley. Blankenship was clearly limited by the injury in the Colts' Week 5 loss to the Ravens on Monday, telling Stephen Holder of The Athletic that he felt "stabbing pain" in his right hip prior to the contest. Though he proceeded to play through the pain, he missed one of two extra-point attempts, had a 37-yard field-goal attempt blocked and misfired on another try from 47 yards that would have won the game.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Availability looking iffy

    Coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he's uncertain about the severity of Blankenship's hip injury, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

    Reich confirmed that Blankenship has undergone an MRI, and he addressed the possibility of Indianapolis bringing in another kicker. Still, for the time being, it remains unclear whether Blankenship will be forced to miss time. The Colts take on the Texans this weekend.

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  • Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship: Battling hip injury

    Blankenship played through a hip injury suffered during the first quarter of Monday night's game against Baltimore, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

    Blankenship obviously wasn't right after suffering the injury, missing one of two extra points and two of four field goal attempts. One of his field goal misses would have won his team the game as time expired. It's currently unclear if the injury will force Blankenship to miss time, but the Colts will likely audition other placekickers heading into Week 6 against the Texans.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Marietta, GA
Age: 25
School: Georgia
Experience: 3