Desir emerged as a standout for the Colts last season, racking up 79 tackles (60 solo), one interception and two forced fumbles. The 28-year-old seemed to adapt to the Colts' system well and was rewarded with a new contract. Expect him to claim a starting role in the secondary in 2019.
Desir recorded six tackles (four solo) and one pass defended during Saturday's 31-13 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs. He finishes up the year with 79 tackles, eight passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
After not recording a single defensive snap in Week 1, Desir drew the start at left cornerback for the seventeen straight games -- including a wild-card playoff win over the Texans, in which he held All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins to just five catches for 37 yards. Prior to the 2018 season, Desir had started just 13 games since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. The 28-year-old is set to enter free agency this offseason, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Colts elect to re-sign Desir for 2019 given how well he's adapted to the team's system.
Desir started again at cornerback and had two total tackles in Sunday's win over Miami.
Desire played all 53 of the defense's snaps despite the return of former starting cornerback Nate Hairston from injury. It looks like Desir may keep the starting job as Hairston played only on special teams.
Desir will start at cornerback Sunday against Tennessee with Nate Hairston out with an ankle injury.
Desir has 10 tackles in his two games as he's come off the bench to get extensive playing time with several injuries in the secondary.
Desir had seven total tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland. He got more playing time after Nate Hairston was benched after allowing a first-half touchdown, ESPN 1070 am Indianapolis reports.
Desir could move into the starting lineup after Indy's upcoming bye week.
|2016||San Diego Chargers||5||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|