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The Colts went without several defensive starters in Wednesday's practice. LB Darius Leonard (ankle), DE Kwity Paye (hamstring), S Khari Willis (ankle, groin) and CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) all missed the workout. Leonard sustained his injury last week and missed Thursday's practice before playing through it at Tennessee. The other 3 left Sunday's game early. We'll see about the progress for each throughout the week.

Despite only putting in a single, limited practice Friday (ankle, illness), Colts LB Darius Leonard carries no game status on the final injury report of the week. So he appears good for his usual workload Sunday against the Rams.

Colts LB Darius Leonard has missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week. The Colts listed him with an ankle issue Wednesday. Thursday found him listed with the ankle and an illness. We'll see about Leonard's participation Friday. The ankle issue kept him out of Friday practice last week, but he then carried no injury designation into the game against the Seahawks and saw full playing time.

The Colts have agreed to a 5-year extension with LB Darius Leonard, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The contract will be worth $99.25 million in total, with $52.5 million guaranteed. We didn't need affirmation that Leonard belongs atop the hill at LB, but it's good to know his situation won't be changing for a while.

Colts GM Chris Ballard says LB Darius Leonard has had an ankle "procedure" in early June, according to Mike Chappell of FOX59. Ballard said the team will monitor him but that there's "no reason for concern," despite conceding that the LB will miss some early practices. Leonard missed 2 games last season, but a groin injury was the culprit. We'll keep an eye out for anything further on this situation. For now, though, we'll take Ballard at his word and not adjust our outlook for Leonard.

Colts LB Darius Leonard left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Raiders with a back injury. We'll watch this week to see if it will cost him any further time.

Colts LB Darius Leonard and DE Justin Houston carry no injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions. Leonard hasn't played since Week 4 because of a groin injury but put in a pair of full practices to close out the week. Houston played in Indy's last game but was clearly limited by a hip injury. That issue didn't even show up on this week's injury report, though. Both look ready for normal usage in IDP lineups. Leonard's return figures to lower the playing time for at least 1 of the Colts' other LBs. Anthony Walker sat 3rd in that line before Leonard went down.

Colts LB Darius Leonard (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals. That's an upgrade over last week, when Leonard was ruled out Friday, but he still didn't practice all week. Leonard's continued absence upgrades LB Anthony Walker, who moved up our LB rankings late this week. Elsewhere on the defense, DE Justin Houston (hip) and DE Denico Autry (ankle, knee) are questionable for the game -- and each had goofy practice weeks. Houston missed practice Wednesday and Friday, sandwiching a limited Thursday. Autry sat out the first 2 days but then returned for a full Friday workout. We'll check the status for both players Sunday morning. It's an upside matchup for all Colts pass-rushers against a Cincinnati offense that has allowed the most sacks in the league.

The Colts have ruled LB Darius Leonard (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Browns. LB Anthony Walker is questionable with an ankle injury that arose during the practice week. He sat out Thursday before putting in a limited Friday. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon. Colts LB Bobby Okereke -- who opened the week not practicing because of a thumb injury -- was off the injury report by the end of the week after full workouts Thursday and Friday. He's the best IDP bet among Colts LBs this week.

Colts LB Darius Leonard left in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Bears with a groin injury and did not return. We'll see about his status heading into Week 5. Anthony Walker and Bobby Okereke finished out the Week 4 contest as the full-time LBs, tallying 11 and 8 tackles, respectively. Each would be in play for IDP lineups if Leonard misses further time.

Colts LB Darius Leonard returned to full practices Thursday and Friday and finished the week off the injury report. So he should be good to go for IDP lineups in Week 17. S Khari Willis (shoulder) is doubtful after missing practice all week. CB Kenny Moore (ankle) returned to limited practice Friday after missing the previous 2 days and is questionable for the game against Jacksonville. Moore makes for a shaky bet after missing the past 3 games.

The Colts have several defensive starters who sat out practice Wednesday and will bear watching this week. LB Darius Leonard (back) joined the injury report after not appearing on it last week. CB Kenny Moore remained out with the ankle injury that cost him the previous 3 games. DL Denico Autry remained out with the concussion that kept him out of Week 16. S Khari Willis (shoulder) sustained his injury in Sunday's win over the Panthers. All will bear watching on the IDP front, and their statuses could impact the outlook for the Indy team defense against the Jaguars on Sunday. With both teams playing for nothing this week, don't be surprised if Indy deactivates any starters with even minor injury questions

The Colts have ruled LB Darius Leonard (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. It'll be his 3rd straight game missed. LB Anthony Walker (shoulder) is also questionable for the game. Walker didn't miss any practice this week and wasn't even listed on the injury report until Friday -- when he put in a full workout. We'd have to bet on him playing, but the status obviously means we'll need to check the Sunday night inactives.

Colts HC Frank Reich said MLB Darius Leonard will put in a limited practice Wednesday, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic. There's no word yet on Leonard clearing the concussion protocol, but this progress bodes well for his potential Week 5 return. If Leonard is ready for Sunday's game at Kansas City, then LB Anthony Walker would likely return to playing about half the snaps and not being a big IDP help.

Colts MLB Darius Leonard will miss his 2nd straight game Sunday against the Raiders with a concussion. Leonard has yet to return to practice since suffering the injury. Leonard's absence boosts the tackle upside of LB Anthony Walker, who becomes a full-time player. DE Jabaal Sheard is questionable, however, for the 1st time this year. Sheard had knee surgery in early August and has been out since. Indy listed him as a limited participant in practice leading up the Week 3, but Sheard remained inactive. He continued to be limited this week but now officially has a chance to play. We wouldn't use Sheard in IDP lineups until we see about his snap count and readiness.

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