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NFL Week Six early inactives: Allen Robinson, Khalil Mack ready to go for Bears

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Bears had a few key players listed as questionable for the renewal of their rivalry with the Packers on Sunday and all of them ended up on the right side of [more]

Texans put Laremy Tunsil on injured reserve

Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil had thumb surgery this week and the forecast is that he’ll miss about four weeks of action as a result. That timeframe likely made it an easy call for the Texans to place Tunsil on injured reserve on Saturday. He’ll have to miss at least three games while on the [more]

Colts activate T.Y. Hilton from injured reserve

Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is poised to make his 2021 debut. The Colts activated Hilton from injured reserve today, paving the way for Hilton to play tomorrow against the Texans. Hilton was the Colts’ leader last season with 762 receiving yards, but he hasn’t played at all this year because of a neck injury. [more]

Texans signing Jeff Driskel to active roster

The Texans called up Jeff Driskel from the practice squad as a game-day promotion the past three weeks, twice as a standard promotion and once as a COVID-19 replacement. But with Driskel out of standard promotions, the Texans had to make a move to get him on the game-day roster this week. The Texans are [more]

NFL Week Six injury report roundup: DeAndre Hopkins in, Nick Chubb out for Sunday

Week Six of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Buccaneers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Rodrigo Blankenship, Braden Smith out for Colts

Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship tried to kick through a hip injury suffered in pregame but missed a pair of field goals and an extra point in Monday’s loss to the Ravens. Blankenship won’t be on the field for Sunday’s contest against Houston. The kicker is one of five players the Colts ruled out of Sunday’s [more]

T.Y. Hilton consulted Andrew Luck while contemplating retiring after neck surgery

Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton returned to practice this week for the first time since having neck surgery this summer and he said at a Thursday press conference that his return to action wasn’t a sure thing. Hilton said that some of his first thoughts after having the surgery were about whether or not he [more]

Carson Wentz: I think leadership has to rise up and guys will follow

The Colts have looked decent in spurts throughout the early portion of the 2021 season. But entering Week Six, their record stands at 1-4 and they face an uphill climb to get themselves into playoff contention. Despite losing Monday’s game to the Ravens in overtime, quarterback Carson Wentz played his best game to date with [more]

Report: Colts signing Michael Badgley to practice squad

Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship did not practice Wednesday because of a right hip injury. The Colts backup kicker is punter Rigoberto Sanchez, so Indianapolis found a better backup plan Wednesday. After working out Brett Maher, Aldrick Rosas, Riley Patterson and Michael Badgley, the Colts are signing Badgley, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Blankenship missed [more]

David Culley: Tyrod Taylor is our starting quarterback when he’s healthy

At his last two stops, quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been permanently replaced by rookie quarterbacks when he was out due to injury. It happened in 2018 with Baker Mayfield on the Browns. And last year, it happened with Justin Herbert on the Chargers. It looks like that won’t be happening with the Texans this season. [more]

T.Y. Hilton returning to Colts practice

The Colts will be getting an offensive piece back on the practice field as they try for their second win of the season this week. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will practice for the first time since being placed on injured reserve in early September. Hilton had surgery to repair a neck injury that he suffered [more]

Laremy Tunsil having thumb surgery, will be out about a month

Word earlier this week was that Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil would play through a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb, but Texans head coach David Culley announced a change to that plan on Wednesday. Tunsil will have surgery to repair the torn UCL rather than attempt to play through it. Culley added that [more]

Colts working out Brett Maher, Michael Badgley

With kicker Rodrigo Blankenship dealing with a hip injury, the Colts are bringing in a couple of kickers on Wednesday. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Indianapolis is working out at least Bret Maher and Michael Badgley — suggesting there could be more kickers on the Colts’ list. Maher last kicked in a regular-season game [more]

David Culley: We have to be more consistent and not be our own enemy

At 1-4, the Texans have the kind of record most expected when the season began. But they’ve been competitive in a few games, looking solid before quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his hamstring. And the team held a 22-9 lead over New England on Sunday before allowing the Patriots to score 16 unanswered points to win [more]

Nick Folk is the AFC special teams player of the week

Nick Folk may have missed his first kick in New England’s Week Five win over Houston, but he made the rest of them. And the Patriots needed every point. After hitting four field goals — including a game-winner with 15 seconds left — Folk has been named the AFC special teams player of the week. [more]

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