AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-4-1 4-12-1
3-2-1 3-13-1

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 74 8.0 2 0 0

Top DeForest Buckner News

  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Posts another prolific campaign

    Over 17 games, Buckner accumulated a career-high 74 tackles (44 solo), including eight sacks, as well as three passes defended and one fumble recovery in the 2022 season.

    Buckner continued his dominant form on the interior of the Colts' defensive front, as he finished sixth among the league's defensive tackles in sacks this season. The 28-year-old also topped his previous personal best for tackles in a season from his 2018 rookie campaign with San Francisco. Buckner also maintained his extremely consistent durability, as he's missed just one regular-season game since his rookie season. The seventh-year pro is now set to make $40 million over the final two remaining seasons of his current contract with Indianapolis.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Active in loss

    Buckner recorded three five tackles (two solo) 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers.

    Buckner's sack total is now up to eight on the season. He did his damage across 48 defensive snaps (71 percent). He has now recorded 2.5 sacks over the previous two weeks and will look to carry that momentum into the team's Week 16 matchup against the Giants.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Will play Monday

    Buckner (ribs/illness) is active for Monday night's contest against Pittsburgh.

    Buckner missed the Colts' first two practices of the week due to a rib injury and an illness, but he returned to log a full session Saturday and will suit up Monday. His presence will be a boost to Indianapolis' pass rush, as he ranks second on the team with 5.5 sacks to go along with 48 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass defenses on the season.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Questionable for MNF

    Buckner (ribs/illness) logged a full practice session Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against Pittsburgh, Ben Arthur of reports.

    Buckner sat out each of the Colts' first two practices this week, and an illness tag was added to his status Friday. Six different Indianapolis players are listed with an illness on Saturday's final injury report, so a bug may be going around the team. Since Buckner was able to practice in full Saturday, there appears to be a good chance that he'll be able to play on Monday Night Football against the Steelers.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Sits out practice again Friday

    Buckner (ribs) is listed as a non-participant on the Colts' injury report Friday.

    Buckner logged his second straight DNP due to a rib injury to open Week 12. The defensive tackle logged five tackles while playing his usual share of the Colts' defensive snaps against Philadelphia in Week 11, so it's unclear when this injury first arose. Buckner will now have one more practice to improve his activity; if he's unable to do so, he'll likely miss his first game of the season Monday versus Pittsburgh.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Full participant Thursday

    Buckner (neck) was listed as a full participant on the Colts' injury report Thursday.

    Buckner was able to log a full session Thursday after being sidelined with a neck injury during the first practice of Week 11. While it's unclear when or how this issue first arose, the All-Pro defensive tackle appears set to reprise his usual prominent role against Philadelphia on Sunday. Buckner recorded 43 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two passes defended over the first 10 games of the season, and he should play an important factor in slowing down the Eagles' offense.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Returns to practice

    Buckner (neck) was able to practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

    It's still unclear, however, whether Buckner logged a full or limited practice. Either way, it's a step up from the DNP he logged Wednesday and shows the 28-year-old is trending in the right direction for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Waianae, HI
Age: 29
School: Oregon
Experience: 8