Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4. Hilton has 20 catches for 357 yards and a touchdown on 26 targets in his last three games against the Jaguars.
The wideout will be active Monday night versus the New York Jets, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of Hilton's status. Hilton was officially listed as questionable. NBC Sports first reported the news.
Hilton left last week's loss with a bruised knee and did not return. The Colts' No. 1 wideout practiced on limited basis on Saturday, leading coach Chuck Pagano to say Hilton "looked good" and was optimistic he could play Monday.
In Week 1, Hilton led the Colts with seven receptions for 88 receiving yards on 14 targets. In three career games on MNF, Hilton has 14 receptions, 179 receiving yards and one touchdown.
How hindered the speedy wideout will be is something to monitor early in the contest. If his game-breaking speed is sapped, it could cramp the Colts' offense against Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine and the rest of the Jets' secondary. Hilton comes with risk tonight and on top of it his presence should also put a dent in Donte Moncrief's fantasy value as Moncrief was expected to start if Hilton was unable to go.
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he's optimistic that Hilton will play this week.
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"He looked good. Still got two days," Pagano said of his star receiver, via Indy Sports Central's Mike Chappell.
It was the first practice of the week for the Colts' No. 1 receiver after leaving a Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter with a bruised knee. Despite the early exit, Hilton led Indy with seven receptions for 88 yards on 14 targets.
"Depends on how my knee reacts tomorrow." said Hilton, via the Indy Star. "It's a great thing we play Monday."
Getting an extra day of rest should help Hilton's availability Monday night. If Hilton isn't full-go, Andrew Luck will rely on Donte Moncrief and rookie Phillip Dorsett to fill his shoes alongside veteran Andre Johnson. Moncrief, it was said earlier in the week, could get the start to take pressure off the Dorsett.
CB Darrin Walls (hamstring)
CB Antonio Cromartie (knee), RB Chris Ivory (groin)
DE Stephen Bowen (knee), G James Carpenter (back), G Willie Colon (knee), T Breno Giacomini (biceps), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder), T Brent Qvale (finger), LB Trevor Reilly (finger), WR Devin Smith (ribs)
CB Darius Butler (hip), CB Gregory Toler (neck)
WR T.Y. Hilton (knee), LB Robert Mathis (achilles), LB Jonathan Newsome (hamstring)
G Todd Herremans (shoulder), LB D'Qwell Jackson (toe), LB Bjoern Werner (knee)
Ivory was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. He tweaked his groin earlier in the week during practice. If he can't go, Bilal Powell would make a handcuff option for Ivory owners. For the Colts, Hilton was held out of practice all week but was limited on Saturday and is also questionable, perhaps a sign he's at least trending upward. Neither player may be 100-percent for the game if they are active. Donte Moncrief seems on track to take Hilton's place if he can't go.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) missed practice again Friday. Hilton was hoping to do some work at practice on Friday, but it didn’t happen. Hilton may be a game-time decision for Monday night, which will put owners in a tough position. Hopefully, we’ll have more clarity after the Colts practice on Saturday. Donte Moncrief or Phillip Dorsett both qualify as a Plan B. The same goes for Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, if they happen to be on the bench.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:09pm
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (knee) missed practice Thursday. Hilton may be a game-time decision for Monday night, which will put owners in a tough position. Hopefully, we’ll have more clarity over the weekend.
The reasoning, according to the story, is not having Hilton would put more pressure on rookie Phillip Dorsett, who would become the team's third receiver. Dorsett fumbled two punts -- losing one -- and had two receptions for 45 yards against the Bills. Hilton's timetable is up in the air, it's going to depend on how he feels, but some in the organization think he could miss some time, the story said.
The Indianapolis Colts could be without their No. 1 receiving threat for a couple weeks.
T.Y. Hilton is day-to-day with a knee bruise, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the team will be cautions with their top target. Hilton could miss one to two games, depending on how the wideout feels, per a source informed of his condition.
Hilton practiced in a red non-contact jersey on Tuesday but it's a step in the right direction after there were questions about his availability for Week 1. While it's no sure thing just yet, it's at least looking positive. Phillip Dorsett was also back at practice and would likely see an increase in snaps if Hilton misses time.
Coach Chuck Pagano said on Monday that Hilton is in the league’s concussion protocol after reporting symptoms of the injury following Saturday’s game against the Rams. He was subsequently evaluated by team doctors and will be monitored in the coming days. Hilton had three catches for 44 yards during the game and was probably unlikely to play in this week’s preseason finale even without the head injury.
There’s no way to guess whether Hilton will be cleared in time to face the Bills in Week 1, but having two weeks to get it leaves time before the Colts will have to seriously ponder alternatives in the offense. Youngsters Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett would be next in line to step up. We have Dorsett as the Colts WR3 so he could get a huge boost in fantasy value if Hilton misses time.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:12pm
Back to work at their complex, the Colts returned to the practice field on Tuesday for a lighter session in shoulder pads. We did see the return of WR T.Y. Hilton, RB Vick Ballard and WR Donte Moncrief on Tuesday.
"He's a big play waiting to happen, but again he has to take care of the football," coach Chuck Pagano said, per the team's official website. "You're looking at a guy that's going to be an outstanding football player, but you know what you're going to remember is the turnover. But again, he's going to be a dynamic guy for us."
Dorsett finished with a team-high four receptions for 51 yards, displaying game-speed, solid route running and a quick-cut capability. His day wasn't perfect, as the rookie left a few plays on the field and was stripped after a 20-yard catch. It's a crowded group of WRs in Indy and right now Dorsett owners best hope is he turns out to be the team's WR3 behind Hilton and Andre Johnson, however he'll have to battle Moncrief for that spot.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the deal is for five years and is worth $65 million -- $39 million of which is guaranteed.
In PPR formats, Hilton finished 31st, 19th and 11th in his first three seasons. For those scoring at home, that’s a pretty nice trend. He’s the No. 1 receiver in a high-octane offense, and although there are more mouths to feed in Indianapolis this season, he should continue to see his fare share of targets.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 8:14pm
Some highlights from Colts camp on Sunday:
- Receiver T.Y. Hilton, who could have a new contract with the Colts by Labor Day, highlighted an impressive performance by the offense when he blew by starting cornerback Greg Toler and easily ran underneath a pass thrown by quarterback Andrew Luck to the excitement of the crowd at Anderson University on Sunday.
- Rookie receiver Phillip Dorsett also made a good impression, catching passes in traffic.
- Veteran WR Andre Johnson had consistent hands throughout the session.
- Running back Frank Gore drew one of the loudest ovations when he reached back and snagged a pass thrown behind him from Luck with one hand.
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