Alie-Cox (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
With Alie-Cox out, Jack Doyle and Trey Burton should both benefit from extra snaps at the tight end position against Cincinnati. The Colts will be on bye in Week 7, giving Alie-Cox two weeks to heal up before a Week 8 road tilt in Detroit.
Alie-Cox (knee) did not practice Thursday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Alie-Cox has now missed back-to-back practices, putting his availability for Sunday's contest against the Bengals in jeopardy. If Alie-Cox isn't able to take a substantial step forward in Friday's final practice of the week, the Colts will proceed forward with just Trey Burton and Jack Doyle as starters at tight end.
Alie-Cox (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
This isn't a good start to the week for Alie-Cox, who picked up a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Browns while also failing to record a catch. With Trey Burton and Jack Coyle back in action after previously missing time with injuries earlier this season, Alie-Cox likely won't be in store for a significant amount of snaps and targets if he shakes off the injury in time for this weekend's game versus the Bengals.
Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Alie-Cox will be monitored in practice due to a knee injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Alie-Cox was held catchless during Sunday's 32-23 loss to the Browns (one target), and he appears to have picked up a knee injury during the affair. That the big-bodied tight end looks set to be evaluated in practice is at least a hint that his injury may not be significant, but an official update on Alie-Cox's health may not come until Indianapolis' first practice report of the week is released Wednesday.
Alie-Cox failed to haul in his lone target Sunday in the Colts' 32-23 loss to the Browns.
Following his six-catch, 111-yard outing Week 2, Alie-Cox remained useful for fantasy managers in the subsequent two weeks, but his production mostly came on the back of touchdowns in both of those games rather than steady target volume. After failing to reach the end zone Sunday, Alie-Cox's fantasy utility unsurprisingly eroded entirely, and more games like these could be on the docket for the 27-year-old in the weeks to come. With Jack Doyle and Trey Burton both healthy for the second game in a row after both previously missed time earlier in the season, Alie-Cox ranked third among Colts tight ends Sunday, playing just 21 of the team's 56 offensive snaps (37.5 percent).
Alie-Cox had one reception for a 13-yard touchdown on two targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.
With injuries at wide receiver -- Parris Campbell and Michael Pittman are on IR -- the Colts utilized three tight ends in the passing game against the Bears. Alie-Cox was a starter in a two-TE set with Jack Doyle. Alie-Cox played 33 of the offense's 72 snaps with Doyle playing 45 snaps and Trey Burton playing 36 snaps. It looks like all three tight ends will be active in the offense, but the setup likely makes Alie-Cox's fantasy value touchdown-dependent. Still, he's scored a touchdown in two consecutive games.
Alie-Cox caught all three of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-7 win over the Jets.
The Colts' passing game wasn't needed much in the big win, but Alie-Cox made his mark early with a one-yard TD catch in the second quarter for Indy's first offensive score. Even with Jack Doyle active, Alie-Cox had his second straight productive game, and the athletic third-year tight end could be emerging as one of Philip Rivers' favorite targets. He'll look to keep rolling in Week 4 against a Bears defense that's allowed a TE to find the end zone in two of three games to begin the season.
Alie-Cox caught five of six targets for 111 yards during Sunday's 28-11 win over the Vikings.
Alie-Cox stepped in for Jack Doyle (ankle) and led the team in receiving yards by a comfortable margin. He had the team's longest gain of the day -- a beautiful 33-yard reception -- and tied for the team lead in targtes. Alie-Cox's performance should earn him a role in the offense once Doyle is healthy enough to return, but with many other mouths to feed in the Colts offense, he shouldn't command an abundance of targets every week. His next outing will come Sunday against the Jets.
Alie-Cox is expected to be the Colts' No. 1 TE in Week 2 against the Vikings following news that Jack Doyle (ankle) has been ruled out, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Head coach Frank Reich expressed his confidence in Alie-Cox to fill into this role, which is crucial in the Colts' TE-centric scheme. The 6-foot-5, 267-pound TE has experience, as he averaged 22.3 snaps per game in 2019, and he caught two passes for 20 yards against the Jaguars this past Sunday. Alie-Cox is an intriguing DFS tournament play, and the TD upside makes him viable in deeper season-long leagues.
Alie-Cox had two receptions for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
He played on 29 of the offense's 74 snaps, as he'll work as the No. 2 tight end while Trey Burton is on IR with a calf injury. While Alie-Cox will play a small role in the passing offense, he only blocked on one of the 21 passing plays he was on the field for.
The Colts activated Alie-Cox (undisclosed) from the active/PUP list Friday.
It's still unclear what Alie-Cox was dealing with, but the 26-year-old tight end will rejoin the team and start preparing for the 2020 season. The Colts let Eric Ebron walk in free agency but brought in Trey Burton, so Alie-Cox is slated to be the No. 3 tight end again this year.
Alie-Cox (undisclosed) has been placed on the Colts' Active/PUP list.
Once he's able to return to practice, Alie-Cox, who caught eight passes for 93 yards in 16 games last season, will look to secure a reserve tight end slot on the team behind Jack Doyle and Trey Burton.
Coach Frank Reich said Monday that he expects Alie-Cox to garner increased playing time as a blocker and pass catcher in 2020, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Alie-Cox is a unique weapon in Indianapolis' tight end corps, boasting a dominating 6-foot-5, 267-pound frame, and he appears to have earned a fan in Reich after spending his the last two seasons developing with the Colts. Jack Doyle and Trey Burton (hip) are early favorites to handle the majority of snaps at the position, but Alie-Cox's power and stature could conceivably lend him to red-zone utilization or even a handful of designed plays. After hauling in just 15 combined passes in his first two years, the 26-year-old could now be in line for a key role on offense if he can take another step forward in his development.
Alie-Cox signed a one-year extension with the Colts on Monday.
Alie-Cox caught his only target for 15 yards in the season finale and finished 2019 with eight catches for 93 yards while mostly working as a reserve tight end. The 26-year-old appeared in all 16 games this season and currently lines up as the No. 2 tight end for 2020 behind Jack Doyle, since Eric Ebron (ankle) is headed for free agency.
Alie-Cox reeled in his only target for a 21-yard catch during Sunday's 38-6 win over Carolina.
Alie-Cox's grab helped set up Marlon Mack's second-quarter touchdown plunge, but it was just his second catch since Week 9. The sophomore tight end has just one game with multiple receptions this season, way back in Week 3 against Atlanta. He hasn't seen an uptick in production since Eric Ebron (ankle) headed to injured reserve and it'd be a surprise if he broke out against Jacksonville's 20th-ranked pass defense in the season finale Sunday.
Alie-Cox had one reception for eight yards on his lone target in Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay.
Indianapolis didn't use many two-TE sets in a shootout with Alie-Cox getting just 16 snaps and Ross Travis having five snaps behind Jack Doyle (49 snaps). It doesn't look like Alie-Cox or Travis will be big factors in the passing game even with Eric Ebron on IR with an ankle injury and several other wide receivers sidelined.
Alie-Cox played 15 snaps on offense but did not have a reception or target in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
With Eric Ebron out with an ankle injury and several other wide receivers sidelined, Alie-Cox appeared poised for a larger role in the offense. However, Ross Travis got the start as the second TE opposite Jack Doyle and had three targets and more pass routes run (12 compared to three for Alie-Cox). Alie-Cox battled a thumb injury during practices last week, but it looks like Travis may get looks over him in the passing game despite Alie-Cox previously showing promise as a receiver.
Alie-Cox (thumb) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Titans.
Alie-Cox battled a thumb injury during practices this week, but he worked without limitations Friday and is ready to retake the field. With Eric Ebron (ankle) now on IR, the 26-year-old could be in line for increased pass-catching work behind Jack Doyle.
Alie-Cox (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Alie-Cox sat out the first two practices of the week but worked as a full participant Friday. The 26-year-old has been dealing with the thumb issue over the last couple weeks but again appears likely to play through the injury.
Alie-Cox (thumb) didn't practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
This appears to be routine recovery for Alie-Cox, who suffered this injury Week 11 but was able to play in last Thursday's loss to the Texans. It'll be important to follow Alie-Cox's progress, though, as he could be depended on for more pass-catching situations following Eric Ebron's (ankle) move to injured reserve.
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