Willis is expected to be fine after suffering back and quadriceps injuries in Sunday's 45-26 loss to the Titans, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The game wasn't close in the second half, but Willis possibly could've returned to the contest if it was still competitive. That signals that he should be ready for a Week 13 matchup against the Texans. We'll have a better grasp on his injury status once practices commence Wednesday.
Willis won't return to Sunday's game against the Titans due to back and quadriceps injuries, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
The 24-year-old was questionable for Sunday with rib and shoulder issues, and he's now dealing with injuries to his back and quadriceps. Willis' status should receive some clarity by the time the Colts return to practice later this week.
Willis (ribs/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
The 24-year-old was considered questionable with the rib and shoulder issues, but he'll be suiting up for Sunday's divisional matchup. Willis has missed only a handful of defensive snaps all season and is playing a major role in the Colts secondary.
Willis (ribs/shoulder) logged a DNP on Wednesday.
It's unclear how Willis picked up the injury, but he'll have the remainder of the week to get back on the practice field ahead of Sunday's big game against the Titans. Willis has been a major part of Indianapolis' defensive success this season, notching 58 tackles (44 solo) and one interception through 10 games.
Willis started at strong safety and had three total tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
Willis contributed in the pass rush with a sack, but he struggled in pass coverage. He gave up a touchdown on the only occasion he was directly targeted in the passing game, according to Pro Football Focus. The rookie fourth-round pick made nine starts in 2019, and proved to be a useful run stopper.
Willis (neck) posted 71 tackles and a pass breakup over 14 regular-season games in 2019.
The rookie fourth-round pick made nine starts in 2019, and he proved to be a useful run stopper. If Clayton Geathers isn't re-signed before becoming an unrestricted free agent in March, Willis will be the frontrunner for a starting strong safety role in 2020.
Willis (neck) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Willis suffered a stinger in Week 16's win over the Panthers, and it will force him to miss his second game of the year. Starting safeties Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker are good to go, and George Odum figures to pick up the reserve snaps left behind by Willis.
Willis (neck) is doubtful to play in Sunday's season finale against the Jaguars.
Willis suffered the injury in the third quarter of last week's game against Carolina and failed to practice this week. With these factors in mind, it's highly unlikely that Willis suits up Week 17. In his stead, George Odum is in line to receive the depth safety snaps.
Willis (neck) will be closely monitored this week after suffering a stinger in Sunday's win over the Panthers, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
The rookie was forced to exit the contest in the third quarter and will be monitored throughout the week. If he cannot return, George Odum will be the only reserve safety on the roster. Look for more updates to come when the Colts resume practice Wednesday.
Willis (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Willis has managed to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries, and he'll suit up Sunday against Tennessee. The rookie fourth-round pick plays a key rotational role in Indianapolis' secondary.
Willis (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee.
Willis suffered the concussion Week 11 but put in two full practices this week, though he apparently hasn't fully cleared the concussion protocol. The 23-year-old is progressing toward his return but isn't guaranteed to clear the protocol before Sunday's contest.
Willis (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Willis is making good progress in his recovery from a concussion, but it remains to be seen whether he's officially managed to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries. It's possible that the 23-year-old still needs to meet with an independent neurologist. In any case, the rotational safety appears to be trending towards retaking the field against the Titans on Sunday.
Willis (concussion) practiced in a no-contact capacity Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Willis is taking his next step through concussion protocol, and he'll have two more practice sessions to elevate to full capacity. If he's able to do so, the 23-year-old has a good shot at playing Sunday against the Titans. When he's ready to go, the rookie is expected to log a respectable workload since he averaged 42.4 defensive snaps per game before this injury.
Willis (concussion) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Texans, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
It appears Willis entered concussion protocol following Sunday's win over the Jaguars. George Odum is in line to serve as the Colts' No. 3 safety until Willis is healthy. Indianapolis' secondary is in rough shape heading into the divisional clash, as cornerbacks Pierre Desir (hamstring), Kenny Moore (shin) and Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) will all be monitored during the practice week.
Willis (foot) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Willis exited Week 8's win over the Broncos due to a foot issue and wasn't able to practice Wednesday, but he's now managed to resume working without limitations. Barring any setbacks, the rookie fourth-round pick is on track to suit up versus Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Willis (foot) won't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
It's unclear when and how Willis picked up the injury, but it's apparently serious enough to force him to miss time. In his stead, George Odum and Rolan Milligan are both in line to see an increase in depth reps at safety and on special teams.
Willis recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed across 67 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.
Willis is replacing Malik Hooker (knee) for next month or so in the Colts secondary and played well in his first start. He was second on the team in tackles and play every defensive snap in the contest. He'll be facing quite the challenge next Sunday night against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Willis is primed to play a key role in Indianapolis' secondary with Malik Hooker (knee) expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Willis played 27 snaps (44 percent) on defense during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Falcons, during which Hooker managed to retake the field and play through his injury. The rookie fourth-round pick's snap count appears set for a large increase as long as Hooker remains sidelined, and he could provide some value in IDP formats.
Willis had two total tackles and played 16 snaps in Sunday's loss at the Chargers.
The 2019 fourth-round draft pick will serve in a reserve safety role as the season begins.
The Colts selected Willis in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 109th overall.
The Colts traded two late fourth-round picks to move up and secure Willis, so they clearly were attached to him as a target. Not much in his prospect profile stands out -- the Michigan State product stands at 5-foot-11, 213 pounds and offers a solid but unremarkable 4.52-second 40-yard dash -- but the Colts' interest in him might indicate a fondness for his zone-coverage sensibilities. He might be the swing backup safety for Malik Hooker and Clayton Geathers, who have both seen their share of durability concerns.
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|Sun 09/20||vs MIN||W 28-11||3||0||3||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs NYJ||W 36-7||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ CHI||W 19-11||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ CLE||L 23-32||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs CIN||W 31-27||10||0||10||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ DET||W 41-21||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs BAL||L 10-24||8||1||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/12||@ TEN||W 34-17||5||3||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||vs GB||W 34-31||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs TEN||L 26-45||4||1||5||0||0||1||0||0|
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