Top Clayton Geathers News
Clayton Geathers: Released by Tennessee
The Titans released Geathers on Sunday.
After spending the first five years of his career in Indianapolis, Geathers opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. In his final season with the Colts, he registered 54 tackles and one interception across 15 appearances. The 29-year-old veteran will likely draw interest from teams looking for depth in their secondary.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Clayton Geathers: Inks with Titans
Geathers signed a contract with Tennessee on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Geathers opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns related to COVID-19, after having spent the first five years of his NFL career in Indianapolis from 2015 to 2019. He could earn a depth spot in Tennessee's secondary.... See More ... See Less
Clayton Geathers: Plans to play again
Geathers plans to suit up for the 2021 season after having opted out in 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Geathers sat out the 2020 campaign both due to concerns relating to COVID-19 and to get his body fully healthy, so he should be in prime condition this offseason. Currently a free agent, the former Indianapolis' starter's first line of action will be to search for a new landing spot.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Accrues 54 tackles in 2019
Geathers recorded 54 tackles, one pass breakup and one interception over 15 games in 2019.
Geathers made 10 starts, as Khari Willis (neck) also logged time with the top unit. The 27-year-old Willis' contract is up in March, and it's unclear if he'll re-up with the Colts. If he does, he'll likely battle with Willis for a starting job.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Clears protocol
Geathers has cleared the league's concussion protocol Monday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Geathers made full use of Indianapolis' bye week to get fully healthy. He participated in practice Monday, per Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis, and appears on track to suit up versus the Texans on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Still managing concussion
Geathers (concussion) is practicing in some capacity Monday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Geathers appears to still be in the concussion protocol after Indianapolis' bye week. He'll need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist before retaking the field, which makes his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Texans uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Won't play against Chiefs
Geathers (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Both of the Colts' starting safeties -- Geathers and Malik Hooker (knee) -- will sit out this contest. Indianapolis has a bye week after this game, so Geathers has a good shot at playing Week 7 versus the Texans. Khari Willis and George Odum are slated to serve as the interim starting safety duo against the Chiefs, but they'll have the unenviable task of trying to contain the league's most prolific passing attack.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Sitting out practice
Geathers (concussion) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Geathers was placed in concussion protocol Monday, so it's not surprising that he's unable to get back to work yet. The 27-year-old safety has been a fixture for this team at strong safety, and a prompt recovery would be a boost for the Colts' deep coverage against the Chiefs on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Enters concussion protocol
Geathers is in the concussion protocol Monday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Geathers developed concussion symptoms after Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders, during which he notched nine tackles (six solo). The starting safety will need to fully clear the league's protocol for head injuries before retaking the field.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: FIve tackles Sunday
Geathers had five total tackles in Sunday's loss at the Chargers.
Geathers sat out of OTAs after undergoing "clean-up work" on his knee earlier in the offseason. However, he was healthy during the preseason and at full speed Sunday. He played on 56 of the defense's 63 snaps. He's always been an impact player when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Back at practice Thursday
Geathers participated in 11-on-11 drills Thursday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Geathers sat out of OTAs after undergoing "clean-up work" on his knee earlier in the offseason. When healthy, the 27-year-old will likely serve as a productive starter in the Colts' secondary. Geathers recorded 89 total tackles, three pass breakups and a forced fumble over 12 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Recovering from knee procedure
Geathers has been sitting out of OTAs after undergoing "clean-up work" on his knee earlier this offseason, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
It's unclear how long the knee injury will keep him on the shelf this offseason. Geathers was sidelined in Weeks 16 and 17 with a knee issue, but returned to action for the postseason. When available last season, Geathers was a productive anchor for the Indianapolis secondary, racking up 89 tackles (61 solo) and one fumble recovery in 12 contests. Assuming the 26-year-old has made a full recovery from the knee procedure before the 2019 season kicks off, he should open the campaign as a starting safety.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Sticking in Indy
Geathers and the Colts reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Geathers averaged 7.4 tackles per appearance in 2018, but a four-week absence due to neck and head injuries brought his three-year total to 22 missed games. His medical history largely explains the failure to land a multi-year deal in free agency, as the 2015 fourth-round pick has been a solid starter when healthy. With fellow safety Malik Hooker often handling deep coverage responsibilities, Geathers should have plenty of tackle opportunities in 2019, assuming he retains the starting job at strong safety, an IDP-friendly gig.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Wanted back in Indy
General manager Chris Ballard said he will meet with Geathers' agents this week to discuss his contract status, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. "Do we want Clayton back? Yes, we want Clayton back," Ballard said Wednesday.
The 26-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. When healthy, Geathers has been an effective player when operating near the line of scrimmage and could certainly be of service to the up-and-coming Colts defense in 2019, though his going rate on the open market may be too rich for Indianapolis.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Clayton Geathers: Finishes season solidly
Geathers logged 11 tackles (nine solo) in Saturday's 31-13 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs. He finishes the regular season with 89 tackles, three passes defended and one forced fumble.
Geathers racked up a career high in tackles in 2018, and started all 12 of the games he played. Despite being hampered by lingering knee and neck injuries for much of the year, the-26-year-old managed to consistently maintain a heavy workload -- eclipsing 70 defensive snaps during both of the Colts' playoff games. Set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, it remains to be seen whether Geathers will return to Indianapolis in 2019.... See More ... See Less
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