Zach Pascal, WR (IND)

Misses practice with illness

Pascal missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

The good news is that Pascal wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Assuming that doesn't change, he'll have a good chance to return for Sunday's game against the Titans, looking to build on a strong start to the season (three TDs on 11 targets in two games). It is possible Pascal has to catch passes from backup QB Jacob Eason instead of banged-up starter Carson Wentz (ankles).

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Michael Badgley


Will fill in against Houston

Badgley will be elevated from the practice squad Sunday against Houston to take the place of Rodrigo Blankenship (hip), JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.

T.Y. Hilton


Uncertain to play Week 6

Hilton (neck) took part in practice Thursday for the second day in a row, though he wasn't willing to declare himself ready to return from injured reserve ahead of this week's game against Houston, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. "Just because I'm practicing doesn't mean I'm playing," Hilton said, adding that he's "got to get (his) legs back under (him), gotta pass some tests."

Gets MRI, Week 6 status in question

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Blankenship (hip) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, leaving the kicker's status uncertain heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Texans, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. "I'll get the results [of the MRI], and then we'll talk through with [general manager Chris Ballard] what we need to do, whether we need to bring in another kicker, how extensive is the injury."