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While WR Hilton Feels Ready, the Decision for Him to Play is Up to Reich and Ballard

T.Y. Hilton feels good enough to play against the Texans on Thursday, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

The rest is up to the Colts doctors and trainers, and ultimately, to the team’s most important decision-makers, Frank Reich and Chris Ballard.

Hilton has spent three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury in practice the week of the Pittsburgh game, the longest streak of games he’s had to sit out in his career.

“If I check all the boxes,” Hilton said when asked if he’ll play Thursday, “me, how I feel; the doctors, trainers; and then Frank and Chris have their say.”

Hilton, who has been remarkably durable in his NFL career — up until this season, he’d never missed more than two games in any year — thought the injury was much worse in the moments after he suffered the calf injury during practice prior to the game against Pittsburgh.

“Freak accident,” Hilton said. “Just running, like I normally do, I just ran a route, and it just got me. I thought my season was over. It just scared me.”

Report: Colts RB Marlon Mack Fractures Had in Win Over Jaguars

The Colts got a huge AFC South win over the Jaguars on Sunday, but may have lost one of their big playmakers on offense in the process.

ESPN reports that running back Marlon Mack suffered a fractured hand in the 33-13 win, and will “undergo more tests to determine whether he needs surgery and how long he will be out, but he will not play Thursday night against the Texans, per the source.”

The loss is a big one for the Colts and Mack, who was having a huge game when he went down against the Jags, rushing for 109 yards, including four runs of at least 10 yards before the injury.

Jonathan Williams stepped in as the Colts lead back when Mack left the game, and will likely start against the Houston Texans on Thursday night in another key AFC South battle.

Video: Colts Pound Jaguars 33-13 in Brissett’s Return to the Lineup

Jacoby Brissett was back for the Colts, as they beat up the Jags 33-13 Sunday in Indy to move to 6-4 on the season.

NFL Week 11 Inactives: Jagaurs at Colts

Here are today’s inactives for the key AFC South game in Indy between the Jags and Colts:


WR C.J. Board
TE Seth DeValve
QB Joshua Dobbs
RB Tyler Ervin
CB Tae Hayes
DT Dontavius Russell
OT Brandon Thomas


WR Parris Campbell
OT Le’Raven Clark
CB Pierre Desir
WR T.Y. Hilton
QB Chad Kelly
RB Jordan Wilkins
CB Quincy Wilson

Video: NFL Week 11 Preview – Jaguars Battle the Colts in AFC South Showdown

The Colts will have starting QB Jacoby Brissett back under center on Sunday, and they will look to put last week’s loss behind them as they take on the AFC South rival Jags.

Here’s a preview from the NFL.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett Set to Start Sunday Against the Jaguars

After losing a huge home game against the Dolphins on Sunday, the Colts will have their starting quarterback back Sunday when the team takes on the AFC South’s Jacksonville Jaguars. reports that Colts coach Frank Reich made it official today, announcing Jacoby Brissett would start Sunday’s huge game after missing the Dolphins loss with a knee injury.

Practice reps indicated Brissett would return to the starting lineup after missing one start. The signal-caller was a full participant in practice this week.

Reich wouldn’t put a percentage on Brissett’s health entering the game but said the QB was healthy enough to play.

Last week, the Colts were hopeful the starter could go but eventually ruled him out on Saturday.

Backup QB Brian Hoyer was mostly ineffective on Sunday in the loss to the Dolphins, and he’ll take his role back this week with Brissett back in the starting role.

With Adam Vinatieri Struggling, Colts Work Out Four Kickers

The Colts’ patience with Adam Vinatieri might finally be running out, Jim Ayello and Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star report.

Following his league-leading 11th miss of the season Sunday, an ESPN report surfaced that the team has invited four kickers to their practice facility on 56th street in Indianapolis for a workout.

This would be the second time this season the Colts have auditioned kickers.

A source with the Colts said “no decision has been made” about Vinatieri’s future, though it seems apparent the Colts are determined to study their options.

Video: Colts Fall for the Second Straight Week, Lose to Dolphins at Home 16-12

For the second straight week the Colts were on the short end of the stick as they fell at home to the one-win Miami Dolphins 16-12. The team played minus starting QB Jacoby Brissett.

The loss puts the team at 5-4 on the season. Here’s the highlights of the loss.

NFL Week 10 Inactives: Dolphins at Colts

Here’s today’s inactives for the Dolphins and Colts AFC showdown in Indy:


CB Xavier Crawford
WR Gary Jennings
S Reshad Jones
DE Avery Moss
OT Isaiah Prince
OG Keaton Sutherland
CB Ken Webster


QB Jacoby Brissett
WR Parris Campbell
CB Pierre Desir
WR T.Y. Hilton
DT Tyquan Lewis
LB E.J. Speed
CB Quincy Wilson