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Top E.J. Speed News

  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Career-high tackle total Saturday

    Speed recorded 13 tackles (10 solo) in Saturday's 23-19 loss versus the Texans.

    Over 16 games this season, Speed recorded 102 tackles (78 solo) including a sack and three forced fumbles. It was a career-best year for him in essentially every category. He has one more season on his current contract and currently figures to play a significant role at linebacker for the Colts again in 2024.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Leading tackler in win

    Speed finished Sunday's 23-20 win over the Raiders with 12 tackles (eight solo).

    It's the third straight game Speed has finished with double-digit stops, and he's compiled 34 tackles since missing Week 14 with a knee injury. He's up to a career-high 89 tackles over 15 games this season.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Records 13 tackles

    Speed finished with 13 tackles (10 solo), including a tackle for a loss, and two passes defensed in the Colts' 29-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

    Speed now has 23 tackles in two games since returning from a knee injury. The fifth-year pro has set a career high in tackles this season with 78. The linebacker also has four pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Ten tackles in win

    Speed had ten total tackles in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

    Speed missed the previous game with a knee injury but returned and had a big impact. He started at weak-side linebacker and played on 52 of the defense's 58 snaps.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Goes through walkthrough

    Speed (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's walk-through.

    Per Nate, head coach Shane Steichen noted Tuesday that Speed is "feeling good" about his knee. His status for Saturday's contest against the Steelers will become clearer once his participation in practices is known. Speed has 55 tackles (41 solo), including one sack, and two forced fumbles in 12 games this season.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Making progress in recovery

    Coach Shane Steichen said Tuesday that Speed (knee) is "feeling good" and "will be all right," Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    The Colts are optimistic Speed has at least avoided a long-term injury, but Steichen didn't go as far as declaring that the linebacker would be ready to play in Saturday's game against the Steelers. As such, Speed's activity in practice this week will likely dictate whether he returns to the lineup Saturday.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Won't play Week 14

    Speed (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest against the Bengals.

    Speed popped up on the Colts' injury report Wednesday and did not participate in Thursday's practice. He was able to log a limited session Friday, but the knee issue appears severe enough that he will miss his first game of the year. In Speed's absence, Segun Olubi or Grant Stuard could draw the start at weakside linebacker for Sunday's game.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Could play Week 14

    Speed (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

    The 28-year-old linebacker could be trending in the right direction to play Sunday, as he went from not participating in Thursday's practice to limited work Friday. If Speed is unable to suit up in Week 14, expect Grant Stuard and Cameron McGrone to see increased work in the Colts' linebacker corps.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Pops up on injury report

    Speed (knee) was nonparticipant on Wednesday's practice estimate.

    The Colts only completed a walkthrough Wednesday and did not hold a typical practice, so Speed's absence may not mean much. There is also no other indication the 28-year-old suffered an injury in Sunday's win over the Titans. However, his practice availability Thursday should bring more clarity to his potential status for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Compiles eight tackles in win

    Speed recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 31-28 overtime win against Tennessee.

    Speed was able to compile a season-high eight stops in the victory and he's now registered 14 tackles over the last two games combined, his most in a two-game stretch this year. The linebacker has stepped into a larger role since the team waived Shaquille Leonard in late November.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Taking over as starter

    Speed is expected to take over as the Colts' starting weakside linebacker after the team waived Shaquille Leonard on Tuesday, Stephen Holder of ESPN.com reports.

    Indianapolis cut Leonard in a somewhat surprising move Tuesday, leaving a large gap in their front seven for the remainder of the season. Speed was already on track for a career-best campaign in the tackle department with 41 total so far, and his projected uptick in playing time could put him on the IDP radar for the rest of 2023.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Gets first sack of season

    Speed had six tackles, including a sack and an additional tackle for a loss, in Sunday's win at Houston.

    Speed worked as the team's strong-side linebacker but comes off the field when the team deployed a nickelback. He played on 45 of the defense's 84 snaps while logging another 26 on special teams.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Strong outing in loss

    Speed had five total tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

    Speed worked as the team's strong-side linebacker but came off the field when the team played a nickelback. He played on 29 of the defense's 70 snaps but was very effective with two stops while surrendering only one reception for no gain on the only pass targeted at him. He's also a key member of the special-teams units, playing 25 snaps in that capacity.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Not on injury report Wednesday

    Speed (concussion) didn't appear on the Colts' first Week 1 injury report released Wednesday.

    A week and a half after entering the NFL's concussion protocol, Speed appears to have gained full clearance, meaning he should be ready to play Sunday against the Jaguars. He's appeared in 17 games in both of the past two seasons and recorded a career-high 63 tackles in 2022.

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  • Colts' E.J. Speed: Practices in non-contact jersey

    Speed (concussion) was at practice in a red noncontact jersey Wednesday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

    Coach Shane Steichen revealed Saturday that Speed was in the concussion protocol, but it was encouraging to see the linebacker return to the practice field Wednesday. He'll have a week and a half to get back to full strength before the Colts' regular-season opener against Jacksonville on Sept. 10.

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HT/WT: 6-4, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 29
School: Tarleton St.
Experience: 6