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Top Jelani Woods News

  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Season likely over

    Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Tuesday that he's not expecting Woods (hamstring) to return from injured reserve this season, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    As a rookie last season, Woods was part of the Colts' three-headed committee at tight end, finishing the campaign with 25 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns on 40 targets in 15 games. He was expected to stake a claim to a larger share of the snaps at tight end in his second season, but he's struggled to move past a hamstring injury that first cropped up during OTAs in the spring. He's suffered multiple setbacks in his recovery in the ensuing months and now looks set to have his sophomore season wiped out entirely. The Colts have continued to take a committee approach at tight end in 2023, with none of Kylen Granson, Drew Ogletree, Will Mallory or Mo Alie-Cox having cleared a 65 percent snap share in any game.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Hits snag in recovery process

    Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that Woods (hamstring) recently had a setback in his rehab process, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Woods has been on injured reserve all season with the hamstring injury, and though Steichen said that the tight end had been progressing well in recent weeks, the coach reversed course Monday. According to Steichen, Woods' other hamstring is now proving to be more problematic, and the Colts haven't ruled out the possibility of the 25-year-old being shut down for the season. Before suffering the hamstring injury, Woods had been a candidate to serve as the Colts' lead pass catcher at tight end in 2023, as he had turned in a 25-312-3 line on 40 targets over 15 games as a rookie a season earlier.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Making progress

    Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Wednesday that Woods (hamstring) is "getting closer" to a return to practice, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Woods was placed on injured reserve in advance of Week 1, but the 2022 third-round pick looks to be inching toward his season debut. Assuming Woods is activated off IR in the coming weeks, he would re-enter a crowed Colts tight end corps that also includes Kylen Granson (concussion), Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox and Will Mallory.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Won't be activated this week

    Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that Woods (hamstring) will remain on injured reserve this week, implying that the tight end won't be activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    After missing the requisite four games following his placement on IR on Aug. 30, Woods is first eligible to make his season debut this weekend. While it's unclear where exactly Woods stands in his recovery from the hamstring injury, Steichen's comments suggest that the 24-year-old isn't quite ready to practice. Whenever Woods gets the green light to practice, the Colts would then have a 21-day window to evaluate him for a potential return to the 53-man roster. While Woods remains on IR, the Colts will continue to lean on a three-man committee of Kylen Granson, Drew Ogletree and Mo Alie-Cox at tight end.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Lands on IR

    The Colts placed Woods (hamstring) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    With the move, Woods will miss at least four games as he recovers from a hamstring injury. In his absence, the Colts will likely rely on a committee of Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox and Andrew Ogletree to handle most of the reps at tight end.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Could land on IR soon

    Woods aggravated his hamstring injury recently and may soon be placed on injured reserve, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    The hamstring has bothered Woods since the spring and kept him off the field for the entire preseason. His likely absence for the first few games of the regular season leaves the Colts with a tight end committee comprised of Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox, Andrew Ogletree and Will Mallory. At least three of those tight ends will likely take snaps on offense Week 1 against Jacksonville.

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  • Colts' Jelani Woods: Misses another exhibition

    Woods (hamstring) didn't play in Thursday's 27-13 preseason win over Philadelphia.

    Dealing with a hamstring injury since the offseason program, Woods has officially missed all of training camp and the preseason. Kylen Granson, Andrew Ogletree and Mo Alie-Cox took snaps with the first-team offense Thursday night -- an arrangement that could continue Week 1 against the Jaguars with Woods looking shaky to play and unlikely to get a ton of snaps even if he does.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 253 lbs
Birthplace: Ellenwood, GA
Age: 25
School: Virginia
Experience: 2