Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
3 months ago

Irving (wrist) has received first-team reps at inside linebacker during the Colts' first week of OTAs, the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts are currently searching for Jerrell Freeman's successor at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, and, if OTAs are any indication, the frontrunners for the gig include Irving and fellow LB Sio Moore. Both of whom have seen the most first-team reps while Jackson receives rest. However, Irving is coming off of two injury-marred seasons; his 2014 season as a Bronco ended with an ACL tear, and a wrist injury ended his most previous campaign with the Colts. Fortunately, head coach Chuck Pagano reports that Irving finally looks like he is completely over his blown-out knee from two seasons ago. If this is true, Irving should be viewed as the favorite to win this competition. 

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
9 months ago

Irving (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, and he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
9 months ago

Irving had three tackles and defended a pass while playing 40 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Irving got increased playing time with Jerrell Freeman out with a hamstring injury.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
10 months ago

Irving will miss his second consecutive game Sunday due to a knee injury, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving has just eight total tackles this season as he's only played a snap on defense in two games.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
12 months ago

Irving (knee) played in Thursday's preseason game and had one assisted tackle.

EDGE Analysis

It was Irving's first preseason game as he's coming back from ACL surgery. Irving should be the top backup at both inside linebacker spots now that he's shown he's healthy.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
1 year ago

Irving is progressing well in his rehab from an ACL injury, the Colts' official site reports. "He's ahead of schedule as far as the rehab goes," coach Chuck Pagano noted of Irving earlier this month.

With that in mind, the hope remains that Irving is on track to take the field during training camp, though he may not be full-go on that front right away. "The docs and the trainers are optimistic that there's a possibility that by August 1 he might be ready to get back in the fold and do some things, but it's not 100 percent," Pagano cautioned. Once he's up to speed, Irving -- who recorded 46 tackles in eight games for Denver in 2014 -- will have a chance to compete for a starting inside linebacker job for the Colts.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
1 year ago

Irving (knee) is targeting training camp for a potential return, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Irving continues to rehab from an ACL issue, and the Colts were the club willing to gamble on him with a three-year contract despite the injury. If he can return to full health, there's a possibility he'll compete for playing time at inside linebacker, but he could also serve as a member of the Colts' special teams. Irving finished the 2014 campaign with 46 tackles (26 solo) and one sack over eight games with the Broncos.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
1 year ago

Irving (knee) signed with the Colts on Friday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

With D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman both under contract, Irving doesn't project as a starter for the Colts. He could, however, be the top backup at both inside linebacker spots, which would leave him one injury away from IDP relevance in deeper leagues. Irving recorded a career-high 46 tackles over just eight games in 2014, before a knee issue brought his season to an early end, further adding to Denver's injury woes at linebacker. While the injury did eventually require surgery, it wasn't a torn ACL. That means Irving will likely be fine for training camp, though it can't quite be assumed.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

Irving (knee) has been placed on IR by the Broncos, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

With Irving out for the season, the Broncos bolstered their depth at linebacker by claiming Todd Davis off waivers from the Saints.

Nate Irving
LB IND (10)
2 years ago

Irving (knee) is considered "week to week" moving forward, the Denver Post reports.

Irving was forced out of Sunday's game against the Patriots due to a knee injury that is thought to be a sprained MCL. While confirmation on Irving's diagnosis is yet to surface, it appears the linebacker will be sidelined and evaluated on a weekly basis moving forward.