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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-1-0 8-3-0
3-2-0 7-5-0
1-2-0 7-5-0
0-3-0 4-8-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 56 5.5 2 0 0

Top DeForest Buckner News

  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Gets fifth sack

    Buckner had four total tackles, including a sack and additional tackle for a loss, and two passes defensed in Sunday's win at Carolina.

    Buckner also had three QB hurries, two batted passes and a QB hit according to Pro Football Focus, as he continues to be a disruptive force. He now has five sacks for the season.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Strip-sack in loss

    Buckner had three tackles (two solo), including a sack and a forced fumble, in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Saints.

    Buckner got to Derek Carr early in the second quarter and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Colts and led to a Zack Moss touchdown minutes later. Buckner is up to four sacks on the year -- tied with Samson Ebukam for the team lead -- and is well on pace to match or exceed his 2022 total of eight.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Active against Rams

    Buckner (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

    Buckner was a nonparticipant at practice all week, so it's not clear if he'll be at full strength for the game. Still, he'll be active and is a key cog in the Indy defense.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Deemed questionable

    Buckner (groin) has drawn a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Buckner was a nonparticipant at practice all week, so his questionable status seems a little optimistic. Still, more clarity will come Sunday morning after he works with the training staff. Eric Johnson and Taven Bryan would be candidates to fill in at defensive tackle opposite Grover Stewart should he ultimately be unable to go.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Misses again

    Buckner (groin) did not practice Thursday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Buckner has now missed consecutive practices after logging a DNP on Wednesday as well. The severity of the injury and whether the team is just being cautious with its star lineman remains unclear. His practice status Friday should shed some light on what direction he's trending in for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Rams.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Receives day off

    Buckner (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    It's unknown what injury Buckner may be dealing with, or if this is just a rest day for the veteran linebacker. The Oregan product played 79 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 3, which was up from his total in Week 1 and 2. His status for Thursday's practice will be worth monitoring heading into Sunday's game against the Rams.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Returns fumble for TD in loss

    Buckner had seven total tackles, a sack, two QB hits, a forced fumble and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

    Buckner forced a fumble on a sack which bounced into Tank Bigsby's hands. Bigsby thought the play was over and allowed Zaire Franklin to force the ball out of his hands, which Buckner then picked up and ran 26 yards for a touchdown. Buckner showed he remains a disruptive force at defensive tackle.

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  • Colts' DeForest Buckner: Returns from foot injury

    Buckner (foot) returned to practice Tuesday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

    He participated in a joint practice with the Eagles, so it looks like he's back to full speed and ready for Week 1. The defensive tackle recorded a career-high 74 tackles in 2022 while also compiling eight sacks, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery over 17 games.

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Player Bio

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