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Colts' JuJu Brents: Fourth consecutive absence Week 12
Brents (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Brents will miss a fourth consecutive game, and he was unable to practice in any capacity coming out of the Colts' Week 11 bye. He'll look to make his first appearance since Week 7 when the Colts travel to Tennessee on Dec. 3.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Sitting out of practice Wednesday
Brents (quadriceps) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Brents has been sidelined for Indianapolis' last three games, and he's now missing its first practice of the new week. The Colts' injury reports Thursday and Friday will shed more light on whether he'll have a chance to play in Week 12, but his absence from Wednesday's practice does not bode well.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Won't travel to Germany
Brents (quadriceps) won't play in Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Brents will be sidelined for a third straight game as he works through a quadriceps injury he sustained in Week 7 versus the Browns. Darrell Baker should continue to see increased work in Brents' stead.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Out for Week 9
Brents (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Carolina, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents sat out last week's matchup with the Saints due to the quadriceps issue and will be sidelined for a second straight game Sunday. Tony Brown and Jaylon Jones should see more work in the secondary as a result.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Won't practice this week
Brents (quadriceps) won't practice in the week leading up to Sunday's game against the Panthers, per coach Shane Steichen, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents has yet to return to practice since getting hurt in Week 7 against the Browns, and he won't be doing so ahead of Week 9, so he'll likely remain out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Won't play vs. Saints
Brents (quadriceps) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus New Orleans, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents will have to sit out at least one game as he recovers from the quadriceps injury he sustained in Week 7 versus Cleveland. In his absence, rookie seventh-rounder Jaylon Jones is likely to see an expanded role in Week 8.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Expected to miss multiple games
Brents is expected to miss more than a week due to the quadriceps injury he sustained in Week 7 versus Cleveland, Nate Atkins of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Brents had been serving as Indianapolis' top cover corner after the loss of Dallis Flowers to a ruptured Achilles, so now the Colts will have to consider other options at the position. They could choose to make a trade or sign a veteran defensive back in the near future, but if not, rookie seventh-rounder Jaylon Jones would project as Indianapolis' top cover guy until Brents is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Will not return
Brents (quadriceps) will not return to Sunday's matchup with the Browns, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The severity of Brents' injury is unknown at this time, but more clarity should come following the game. He was subsequently replaced by Darrell Baker at cornerback after exiting.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Leaves game Sunday
Brents (quadriceps) is listed as questionable after leaving Sunday's game against the Browns, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Darrell Baker has replaced Brents in the lineup, per Atkins. Brents, a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, has 24 tackles, three passes defensed, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble this season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Gets first career interception
Brents had seven total tackles, two pass defensed and an interception in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
After missing the first two games after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained during training camp, Brents has taken over a starting cornerback role. He's had mixed results in coverage but has excelled as a tackler. He's allowed two touchdowns in coverage with a 101.8 passer rating against, according to Pro Football Focus, but did get his first career interception in the loss.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Makes impact in NFL debut
Brents had four total tackles and a forced fumble recovery in Sunday's overtime win at Baltimore.
Brents made his NFL debut after missing the first two weeks. The 2022 second-round draft pick missed much of training camp with a hamstring injury. He moved into a large role by playing 53 of the defense's 72 snaps and made an impact in the secondary. He was targeted five times in the passing game and allowed just three receptions for 18 yards, according to Pro Football Focus. It looks like he'll play opposite Dallis Flowers at cornerback, with Kenny Moore working as the nickelback when the Colts play in nickel defense. Moore and Flowers started at cornerback in a base defense on the first defensive play Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Colts' JuJu Brents: Could start Sunday
Brents is active for Sunday's game against Baltimore and could start in place of Darrell Baker, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Baker is a healthy inactive as the Colts have demoted him from his starting cornerback role after he struggled the first two weeks. Brents, a 2022 second-round draft pick, missed much of training camp with a hamstring injury and has yet to play in a NFL regular season game.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Won't play Sunday
Brents is inactive Sunday against the Jaguars due to a personal matter, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents was dealing with a hamstring injury toward the end of camp, but he wasn't on the team's Week 1 practice report until Friday, when he was listed as a non-participant due to a personal matter. The Colts ultimately didn't give Brents a designation heading into the weekend, but his absence from practice Friday presumably factored into the coaching staff's decision to hold him out for Week 1. The second-round rookie cornerback will now turn to the Colts' Week 2 game against the Titans for his potential NFL debut.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Not on Wednesday's injury report
Brents (hamstring) was not on the Colts' injury report Wednesday ahead of Sunday's Week 1 clash versus the Jaguars.
He was forced to sit out of Indianapolis' preseason finale as he worked through a hamstring injury, but Brents now appears to be ready to go for Sunday's game versus Jacksonville. The rookie second-rounder should play a reserve role in the defensive backfield in 2023, at least to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Practices Wednesday
Brents (hamstring) participated in Wednesday's practice session, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Brents was unavailable for the Colts' preseason finale due to his hamstring injury, but he was back on the practice field Wednesday. His level of participation isn't yet clear, and whether he'll be available for the regular-season opener against the Jaguars on Sept. 10 remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Nursing hamstring injury
Brents is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents missed the Colts' preseason finale against the Eagles due to the injury. He dealt with a hamstring issue earlier in training camp as well, but it is unclear if this is the same leg. If it is, expect the Colts to err on the side of caution going forward in order to avoid a lingering issue all season. As of now, he projects to provide depth in the team's secondary at cornerback.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Misses game with injury
Brents missed Thursday's preseason win over Philadelphia due to an undisclosed injury, 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Brents was expected to make an impact as 2023 second-round draft pick, but he's missed significant time in training camp, which has slowed his development. He was thought to have a lead on the starting job, but he may now be behind both Dallis Flowers and Darrell Baker.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Practices Saturday
Brents (hamstring) practiced Saturday for the first time since being drafted, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Wrist surgery left Brents limited to start camp, and he subsequently injured his hamstring. His full participation at Saturday's practice indicates he has cleared both injuries. He is expected to start opposite Kenny Moore at cornerback this season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Julius Brents: Dealing with new injury
Brents will not practice Thursday due to a hamstring injury, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Brents was limited to start camp due to offseason wrist surgery; however, it appears he's since suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out of action for now. Selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Brents was expected to compete for a starting job at cornerback, but any significant missed time at camp could make it difficult for him to lock down that role.... See More ... See Less
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