The Indianapolis Colts are welcoming a key member of their offensive line back into the fold in Week 15.
The team announced Tuesday that center Ryan Kelly has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Kelly, who was placed on the list on Dec. 4, told reporters he dealt with mild symptoms for a few days while in protocol but is “feeling good” now.
Kelly was officially listed as a limited practice participant on the injury report.
The 28-year-old former first rounder has been a fixture on the Colts’ O-line since joining the club in 2016. He’s started 12 of Indy’s 13 games this season with his lone DNP coming in Week 13 as result of his COVID-list designation.
With their bye week now behind them, the Colts can continue their preparation for a pivotal Saturday night showdown against the 9-4 Patriots (8:15 p.m. ET, NFL Network) with Kelly’s stout presence back in the lineup.
In other injury news, linebacker Bobby Okereke did not practice due to an undisclosed illness.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn’t rule out Lamar Jackson for Sunday’s game against the Rams due to the ankle injury that has kept the QB out the past two weeks.
Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced, and was back in the practice fold with his teammates.
Notable injury and roster news from Friday of Week 17, including Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Minnesota’s late playoff push will not include its quarterback in Week 17. Kirk Cousins has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced. Cousins will miss the Vikings’ game against the Packers.
After mentioning earlier in the week that Cam Akers might be able to play in Week 18, Sean McVay said Thursday that “the target’s always potentially been” the season finale against the 49ers or the playoffs.
Byron Leftwich is among those being considered by the Jaguars to become its latest head coach. But what’s top of mind for the Buccaneers offensive coordinator is Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Micah Parsons sits at 13.0 sacks through 15 games. He’s two sacks shy of breaking the rookie sack record set by Titans edge rusher Jevon Kearse, who netted 14.5 QB takedowns in 1999.
Ahead of facing Joe Burrow this week, Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo took the opposite track by buttering up the Bengals QB with the highest of compliments.
Russell Wilson’s time with the Seahawks is not unlimited. Judging from his comments Thursday, it might soon be running out. The superstar QB said he wasn’t sure if Sunday would be his last home game with the Seahawks.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is revealing the modern-era finalists for the Class of 2022 on Thursday.
Week 17 games will begin with a moment of silence for the late John Madden.
Ben Roethlisberger is preparing as if Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns will be his final regular-season home tilt at Heinz Field.
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