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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Two tackles in return to action

    Blackmon started at safety and had two tackles and a forced fumble in Saturday's preseason loss at Buffalo. It was Blackmon's first game action since he suffered a torn Achilles in October. He looks healthy and ready for the regular season. Blackmon emerged as a key piece in the secondary with 34 tackles (27 solo), a pass breakup and a forced fumble through the team's first six contests last season before his injury.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: No injury designation

    Blackmon was clear of injury designations when the Colts announced transactions ahead of training camp Sunday, Andrew Moore of FanNation reports. It was expected that Blackmon would be able to participate in training camp at some point after he suffered a torn Achilles back in October 2021, so the news comes as no big surprise. He figures for a rotational role in Indianapolis' defensive backfield this season, but he could enjoy a more extensive opportunity depending on recent acquisition Rodney McLeod's (undisclosed) health and how quickly 2022 third-rounder Nick Cross acclimates to the NFL.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Goes through positional drills

    Blackmon (Achilles) went through positional drills Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Blackmon tore his Achilles last October, but head coach Frank Reich said last week that the safety was ahead of schedule in his recovery. He took another step forward Wednesday, participating in the defensive-back drills at practice. Blackmon looks as though he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2022 campaign.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Should be good for training camp

    Blackmon (Achilles) is expected to be ready for training camp, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports. Blackmon is recovering from a torn Achilles suffered back in October. Barring any setbacks, a typical recovery timeframe may allow him to participate in training camp activities and be available for Week 1 of the 2022 campaign.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Tears Achilles, done for season

    Blackmon sustained a torn Achilles' tendon in Wednesday's practice and is set to miss the rest of the season, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. When Blackmon appeared on the Colts' first Week 7 injury report Wednesday as a limited participant, the prevailing belief was that his reps were capped for maintenance purposes. However, he apparently picked up the injury during practice, with follow-up tests later revealing that the second-year player suffered a tendon tear that will require season-ending surgery. The loss of Blackmon is a major blow to the Indianapolis defense, as the safety had emerged as a key piece in the secondary with 34 tackles (27 solo), a pass breakup and a forced fumble through the team's first six contests. He'll now turn his focus to getting healthy in advance of the 2022 campaign.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Racks up 11 tackles

    Blackmon recorded 11 solo tackles during Sunday's 15-16 loss to the Titans. Blackmon totaled nine tackles across the first two games of the season but eclipsed that total while leading the team in stops Sunday. The 2020 third-round pick finished his rookie campaign with 42 tackles in 15 games and is well on his well to passing that mark in 2021.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Active for Week 2

    Blackmon (back) is listed as active ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams. Blackmon was added to the injury report this week after missing Friday's practice, but he will give it a go Sunday. The 23-year-old played 54 defensive snaps in Week 1 and registered five tackles.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Added to injury report

    Blackmon has been added to the Colts' injury report as questionable due to a back injury ahead of their Week 2 matchup with the Rams. Blackmon popped up on the injury report after being a non-participant at Friday's practice. It is unclear when he actually sustained the injury. If he is ultimately unable to suit up Sunday, look for Andrew Sendejo to fill in for him at free safety.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Five tackles Sunday

    Blackmon started at free safety and had five total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss to Seattle. He showed promise against the pass after becoming a starter last season by allowing just a 40.2 passer rating against, according to Pro Football Focus, and grabbing two interceptions. He wasn't targeted in the passing game Sunday. He didn't rush the passer all last season or against Seattle, so he's not used in blitz packages. However, he could be a steady source of tackles.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Returns to practice

    Blackmon was back at practice Friday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Blackmon exited practice on Aug. 6 after suffering a knee injury. After nearly a week on the sideline he has returned to camp, which indicates the issue was never considered too serious. He projects to start at free safety for the Colts this season.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: No limitations Thursday

    Blackmon (groin) logged a full practice session Thursday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. The rookie safety from Utah exited the Colts' Week 5 loss to Cleveland, but he was able to return to action and collect over 85 percent of the defensive workload. Blackmon sat out Wednesday's practice altogether, but having since been upgraded to full participation, it appears he is in line to play Sunday against Cincinnati's bottom-12 pass offense, barring any setbacks.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Still dealing with injury

    Blackmon (groin) was a nonparticipant during Wednesday's practice. Blackmon was forced to leave last week's game against the Browns with the groin injury, but, as evidenced by this news, he's still dealing with the issue. If Blackmon was forced to miss Week 6 against the Bengals, George Odum would be in line for the start at free safety.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Back in action

    Blackmon (groin) returned to Sunday's game versus the Browns, Jim Ayello of the Indianpolis Star reports. Blackmon was deemed questionable to return, and the rookie missed a handful of snaps before getting back onto the field. As long as he's not too hampered, Blackmon should handle an every-down workload for the remainder of the game.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Suffers groin injury

    Blackmon was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Browns with a groin injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Blackmon started a second straight game Sunday since Malik Hooker (Achilles) has been shut down for the season, but now the rookie third-rounder has been sidelined. If he doesn't return, either Tavon Wilson or George Odum are expected to handle the free safety snaps for the remainder of the game.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Set for starting role

    Blackmon had two tackles and two pass defensed in Sunday's win over Minnesota. He took over at starting free safety after Malik Hooker was hurt and should take over as the starter next week, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Blackmon played 34 of 54 snaps on defense. He did give up two of three passes targeted at him for a 109.7 NFL passer rating allowed, according to Pro Football Focus, but graded well in tackling. Blackmon may not be the playmaker that Hooker was in coverage, but he could be a solid source of tackles as a starter in the Indy secondary.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: Placed on non-football injury list

    Blackmon, who suffered an ACL tear in December, was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. Blackmon was hoping to receive medical clearance to begin practicing by July, so it's not clear if this is a setback. More likely, he'll begin training camp on the roster exemption and then will be activated when cleared to practice. He isn't expected to be able to play in a game until October at the earliest.
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  • Colts' Julian Blackmon: May not play until October

    Blackmon, who suffered an ACL tear in December, may not be ready to play for the Colts until several games into the 2020 NFL regular season, WFNI 1070 am Indianapolis reports. "We know he probably won't be ready until late August/early September, which means that he might not really help us until October," said GM Chis Ballard. Ballard said Blackmon's versatility that allows him to play safety, corner and in the slot was worth the time he'll miss for his recovery. Blackmon is hoping to receive medical clearance to begin practicing by July.
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