Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
2 weeks ago

Doyle (oblique) participated in practice Saturday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle didn't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bills with what was described as a minor oblique issue. That injury appears to have dissipated, opening the door for the veteran tight end to return to the practice field.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
2 weeks ago

Doyle (oblique) won't play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle is dealing with a minor oblique injury, so he'll sit this one out, as will fellow tight ends Eric Ebron and Ross Travis (hamstring). Doyle's next chance to suit up will arrive Aug. 17 against the Browns.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
3 weeks ago

Doyle is contending with a minor oblique injury, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle continues to move past the hip and kidney issues he dealt with last season, but his latest injury is not viewed as a major concern, and he should be back in action before long. Once healthy, Doyle will continue to compete for tight end looks with Eric Ebron.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
4 weeks ago

Doyle (hip/kidney) took part in 11-on-11 drills Thursday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a good sign at the beginning of training camp, though Doyle may be limited or absent once the team holds practices with pads and hitting. He's still working his way back to full strength after he lost 25 pounds in the process of recovering from kidney and hip surgeries. Fellow tight end Eric Ebron (groin) doesn't seem to have any limitations.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
4 weeks ago

Doyle (hip/kidney) will be eased into practice early in training camp, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle reportedly made a full recovery from his surgeries, but he lost approximately 25 pounds in the process and may still need more time to regain his old physique. He ran routes at full speed during June minicamp, putting him on the right track for a Week 1 appearance. Fellow tight end Eric Ebron (groin) wasn't mentioned on the list of players that will be eased into practice at training camp.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
1 month ago

Doyle (hip) is still in the process of regaining weight and isn't ready to specify any timeline for his return to practice, George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle estimates that he lost 25 pounds after having kidney surgery in November and hip surgery during the offseason. His body has healed from both procedures, but he needs more time to build up strength and body mass before the Colts clear him for contact work in practice. The 29-year-old tight end was limited to individual drills during the offseason program, including full-speed route running at June minicamp. Despite the clear signs of progress, he may be limited or even unavailable when the Colts open training camp in late July. Once he's back on the field, Doyle will join Eric Ebron (groin) in a prolific offense that hopes to find regular targets for at least two tight ends.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
2 months ago

Doyle (hip) ran routes Thursday at full speed, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle had surgery to repair a lacerated kidney in November and then had a procedure on his hip during the offseason. He wasn't able to practice with teammates this spring, but Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the tight end could receive medical clearance to practice by mid-June. Even if the optimistic timeline doesn't come to fruition, Doyle appears on track to participate at the outset of training camp. He'll battle for snaps with fellow tight end Eric Ebron (groin), who returned to individual drills earlier this week after having an offseason surgery of his own. The Colts will use some two-TE formations to keep both players on the field, but they'll need to make a difficult choice when they go three-wide. Doyle is a better blocker and drops fewer passes, while Ebron's advantage in speed makes him vastly superior as a vertical receiving threat.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
3 months ago

Doyle (hip) has introduced cutting and "position-specific movements" into his rehab process, Mike Chappell of FOX 59 Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Chris Ballard said Doyle may receive medical clearance as soon as mid-June and should be ready for the start of training camp. The 29-year-old tight end lost 20 pounds in the early stages of his recovery from a lacerated kidney and hip surgery, but he's regained most of the weight over the past couple months. Doyle peaked at 80 catches in 2017, averaging 60.6 snaps per game on a team with no Andrew Luck and little in the way of receiving options behind Doyle and T.Y. Hilton. Following the emergence of Eric Ebron (groin) last season, Doyle likely will have to settle for a smaller workload, though he did average 55.2 snaps, 5.5 targets and 4.3 catches in six 2018 appearances.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
3 months ago

Doyle (hip) remains on track for the start of training camp, Andrew Walker of Colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although he doesn't have much shot at participating in the offseason program, Doyle at least seems to have avoided setbacks while rehabbing from November surgery to address a lacerated kidney and subsequent offseason surgery for a hip injury. Even if he comes back at full strength, his every-down role from 2017 and early 2018 may be gone after fellow tight end Eric Ebron exploded for 14 touchdowns last season. The Colts hope to find enough targets to keep both players happy, but it might get tricky if T.Y. Hilton stays healthy and Devin Funchess lives up to his one-year, $10 million contract. It's a problem any team would love to have.

Jack Doyle
TE IND (6)
5 months ago

Head coach Frank Reich said Doyle (hip) is expected to return to form in time for training camp, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports. "I feel good about it," Reich said.

EDGE Analysis

Doyle missed five games with a hip injury early last season and then suffered a lacerated kidney four games after his return, making a grand total of six appearances in 2018. He underwent surgery this offseason to alleviate the lingering pain in his hip, and it seems he's been setback-free in his recovery considering the expectation has always been that Doyle will return for training camp, as the tight end stated in February. Doyle is entering his age-29 season as well as the final year of his contract with the Colts.