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29 Malik Hooker FS

Indianapolis Colts

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September 22, 2020 05:08 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Officially moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The 2017 first-round pick will shift his focus to getting healthy for the 2021 season, and since the Colts declined to pick up Hooker's fifth-year option, he'll become an unrestricted free agent in March if he doesn't agree to an extension. Through 36 career games, Hooker has recorded 124 tackles, 11 pass breakups and seven interceptions.

September 22, 2020 11:48 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker has a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This news was essentially known, but an MRI confirmed it. Injuries have plagued Hooker since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2017, as he's already missed 14 of 50 NFL games. After Hooker departed Sunday, rookie third-rounder Julian Blackmon stepped in and played the rest of the game, and he'll likely start at free safety for the rest of the season. Hooker is expected to be placed on IR soon.

September 21, 2020 10:56 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Torn Achilles feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker is believed to have a torn Achilles, and he'll have an MRI on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While it hasn't been confirmed via MRI, Hooker is expected to miss the rest of the 2020 season. The 2017 first-round pick missed 14 games over his first three seasons in the league, so this is another tough development for the free safety. Either George Odum or Tavon Wilson likely will slot into Hooker's role, although rookie third-rounder Julian Blackmon could be in the mix as well.

September 20, 2020 02:24 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (Achilles) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Minnesota, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

It's unclear how Hooker suffered the injury, however, he was forced to leave the contest in the second quarter. As long as he's sidelined, look for George Odum to handle starting free safety duties.

September 14, 2020 05:52 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Five tackles in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker had five total tackles in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.

He struggled in coverage, giving up a touchdown on the one pass targeted at him, according to Pro Football Focus. He also didn't make the big plays the Colts needed on several deep balls. For a player who should be motivated after the Colts declined his fifth-year contract option, it was an inauspicious season opener.

May 4, 2020 03:52 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker's fifth-year option will not be picked up by the Colts, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Hooker's playmaking ability has been undercut by injury concerns since he joined the Colts in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, as he has yet to play a full regular-season slate with the team. The 24-year-old now has a chance to boost his market if he logs a career season in 2020, as he's set to become a free agent in 2021. Declining Hooker's fifth-year option doesn't necessarily prevent the Colts from working on a new contract to keep him in house next offseason, but it does put pressure on him to stay healthy in 2020.

April 18, 2020 03:00 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Fifth year uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker will not have his fifth-year option exercised before the 2020 NFL Draft, Joel Erickson of the IndyStar reports.

Hooker has been a playmaker at times throughout his career, recording seven interceptions across three seasons. However, injuries have plagued the safety throughout his career, as he missed half of his rookie season with an ACL injury and missed three games in 2019 due to a meniscus tear. Those injuries have also hampered his ability to become an effective coverage safety, which might play a part in why the Colts have taken their time in offering an extension.

January 27, 2020 01:36 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Generates 51 stops in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker registered 51 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games in 2019.

Hooker missed three games due to a knee injury, but he started all 13 contests he suited up for. The 2017 first-round pick is headed into the final year of his rookie contract if the Colts don't pick up his fifth-year option, but they likely will since he's locked into a starting free safety role in 2020.

December 22, 2019 11:52 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Active in Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (hand) is active for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Panthers.

The third-year safety had managed to work back to full practice participation Friday, so his active status isn't entirely surprising. Hooker will therefore be out there in his usual starting free safety spot against Panthers rookie quarterback Will Grier, who'll be making his first NFL start Sunday.

December 20, 2019 04:44 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Hooker began the week not practicing but progressed to full participation Friday, which should put him on track to play Week 16. The 23-year-old hasn't missed a defensive snap in the last four games and seems likely to play his usual starting role Sunday.

December 18, 2019 05:16 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Nursing hand injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.

Hooker apparently sustained the injury during Monday's loss to the Saints, though he still played every defensive snap. The 23-year-old likely will need to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday to have a chance to suit up Week 16.

December 8, 2019 01:52 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (foot) is officially active for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Hooker turned in full practice time in Friday's session, so this news isn't quite surprising. The Ohio State product is expected to assume his usual starting role as the team's starting free safety for Week 14 now that he's healthy.

December 7, 2019 10:28 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Questionable for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Hooker turned in a limited practice Wednesday, sat out Thursday and put in a full session Friday. The 23-year-old has dealt with knee issues for much of the season, but his current foot problem surfaced this week.

November 22, 2019 12:12 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Generates seven stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker recorded seven tackles (two solo) in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Texans.

Hooker battled a knee injury during the short practice week, but he looked anything but bothered as he achieved a season high in stops. The former first-rounder also had a key tackle on Duke Johnson in the third quarter that forced the Texans to settle for a field goal. Hooker now has 33 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception through eight games.

November 15, 2019 05:04 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Practices in full Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (knee) does not have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Hooker missed Thursday's practice but was a full participant Friday. He's made 13 tackles (seven solo) with no interceptions or sacks in three games since returning from meniscus surgery.

November 14, 2019 05:20 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Tending to knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker did not participate in Thursday's practice due to a knee injury.

Hooker underwent surgery to trim his meniscus Sept. 24, and he's received periodic days off from practice since retaking the field Week 8. It remains to be seen whether his current absence signifies anything more than rep management to maintain his health. If he's able to suit up against the Jaguars on Sunday, Hooker stands to play his usual every-down role.

November 7, 2019 04:40 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Hooker was unable to practice in any capacity Wednesday, but he now appears to have shed his knee issue. Barring any setbacks, the third-year pro looks primed for his usual starting role versus the Dolphins on Sunday.

November 6, 2019 05:24 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Unable to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Hooker was held out of last Friday's practice but was active for this past Sunday's loss to the Steelers. He logged 56 of a possible 63 snaps (89 percent) in the contest and made five tackles. Hooker was an every-snap player last season, so it appears the Colts are holding him back slightly to help maintain his health. The third-year pro may be on a similar track for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

November 3, 2019 11:56 AM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (knee) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

The 2017 first-round pick was held out entirely of Friday's practice session, so the fact that he's playing is a big positive for the defense. Now that he's officially healthy, expect Hooker to assume his usual role as the team's starting free safety for Week 9.

November 1, 2019 05:16 PM
Colts' Malik Hooker: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hooker (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

Hooker practiced in full Wednesday, but he was then limited Thursday and held out entirely during Friday's session. It remains to be seen whether the starting safety suffered a setback in his recovery or if his lack of practice is simply a result of rep management.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ JACL 20-2732500000
Sun 09/20vs MINW 28-1120200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020IND22752000000
2019IND131351302102392603
2018IND141444301402342704
2017IND762216603733204
Total3635124 81.043 0714632011
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/214
Birthdate:
04/02/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
New Castle, PA, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: