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Coby Fleener back at practice, expected to play Sunday

Coby Fleener AP

Tight end Coby Fleener was diagnosed with a concussion following the team’s preseason opener against the Bills, an injury that seemed to call into question his availability for the near future as he needed to go through the league’s concussion protocols before being allowed to return for practices or games.

Any worries about an extended absence have gone by the wayside, however. Fleener was able to practice on Wednesday and Kevin Bowen of the Colts website passes along word from coach Chuck Pagano that the tight end is expected to be in the lineup against the Giants on Sunday.

The good news about Fleener’s health means that the Colts shouldn’t have to adjust their offense too much with Dwayne Allen out because of a foot injury. While the team has a new coordinator in Pep Hamilton this year, they aren’t likely to limit the contributions from the position that much given how productive both of the 2012 draft picks were during their rookie season.

Fleener caught two passes for 37 yards, but also lost a fumble and dropped a pass in the end zone against the Bills.

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10 Responses to “Coby Fleener back at practice, expected to play Sunday”
  1. 12444uggg says: Aug 15, 2013 12:10 PM

    Hoping this guy turns the corner this season.

  2. sfsugator says: Aug 15, 2013 12:18 PM

    he better have a break out year or the bust talk will start. fleener selected with first pick in second round might as well be a first rounder. time to grow up and play with the big boys.
    sincerely, colts nation

  3. zeuslizard says: Aug 15, 2013 12:19 PM

    Fleener didn’t drop a in the end zone, Kiko Alonzo punched the ball out…

  4. shackdelrio says: Aug 15, 2013 12:32 PM

    Bust

  5. steelerben says: Aug 15, 2013 12:53 PM

    Don’t forget that Hamilton wasn’t just Luck’s college coordinator. He was also the guy that made Fleener look good enough to be the top pick in round two. If he can stay healthy, I’d expect a much better season out of him this year.

  6. ccjcsr says: Aug 15, 2013 12:59 PM

    Damaged goods with the Concussion Label attached to his name.

  7. sfsugator says: Aug 15, 2013 1:06 PM

    @zeuslizard

    what is your point a rookie punched it out in a preseason game?

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 1:29 PM

    A lot of Texans fans were clamoring for this guy on draft day. I still think he can be a successful TE in this league. Now that the Colts have hired Hamilton, and they should be running close to the same offense Fleener ran at Stanford, maybe he’ll get more productive in the offense.

    I guess to be honest I hope not…

  9. vickwalksmydog says: Aug 15, 2013 1:59 PM

    Coby Fleener back at practice, expected to drop 3 balls on Sunday

  10. nwicolt says: Aug 16, 2013 5:45 PM

    Fleener was the 2nd pick of the 2nd round… just for clarification. Brian Quick was the 1st pick of round 2 for the Rams.

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