Sheard posted 25 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two pass breakups over 13 games in 2019.
Sheard missed the entire preseason and the first three regular-season contests after undergoing knee surgery. The 30-year-old defensive end's tackle count was cut in half (from 50) this year, but he still managed to make his presence known in the pass rush with 20 quarterback pressures. Sheard will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Sheard recorded a sack during Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Titans.
The sack was Sheard's lone stop of the game despite leading the team's defensive ends with 37 defensive snaps. The 30-year-old has 29 tackles (20 solo) and 3.5 sacks through nine games, making him a tough sell as an IDP option.
Sheard accumulated three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 16-12 loss to Miami.
After missing the first three games of the season, Sheard is now up to 18 tackles (15 solo) and 2.5 sacks, his lowest output in his nine-year career to date. He has seen at least 45 defensive snaps the past five contests, showing that he has a strong role across the Colts' defensive front. Sheard will face a decent matchup against AFC South rival Jacksonville for Week 11.
Sheard (foot) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's against Denver, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Sheard didn't participate at practice Thursday but returned for a full session Friday to clear him for Week 8. The 30-year-old has nine tackles (eight solo) and 1.5 sacks in three games this season.
Sheard (foot) did not practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Sheard was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, so his foot issue appears to be a new development. The starting defensive end's level of participation in Friday's practice will shed light on his chances of suiting up against the Broncos on Sunday.
Sheard recorded four tackles, all solo, and a sack across 48 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Texans.
Sheard struggled with a knee injury to begin the season but now has 1.5 sacks over his past two games. The veteran saw the most snaps on the defensive line in the contest. He now shifts his focus to Sunday's matchup against the Broncos.
Sheard recorded a half sack in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Chiefs.
Sheard and Kemoko Turay (ankle) combined for the final sack on Patrick Mahomes, forcing the Chiefs to kick a field goal. The Chiefs didn't recover the onside kick and ended up losing their first game of the season. Sheard now has five tackles and 0.5 sacks through two contests.
Sheard (knee) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Sheard's knee injury limited him in practice all week, but he's successfully made enough progress in his recovery to retake the field. The veteran defensive end looks primed for his usual starting role versus Oakland.
Sheard (knee) has officially been listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.
Sheard was limited at practice all week, which is progress from where he was. With Al-Quadin Muhammad (neck) already questionable, Ben Banogu and Kemoko Turay would be in line for healthy workloads at defensive end should Sheard end up not being able to make his season debut. Final confirmation on his status will come closer to kickoff.
Sheard (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Sheard didn't practice at all last week, so he is making progress this week. However, the team isn't counting on him being in the lineup Sunday versus the Raiders, as he'll likely make a push for Week 5's game versus the Chiefs. He'll still have a chance to get in this week, but the team doesn't want to rush him.
Sheard (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Sheard still isn't ready to make his season debut. The Colts could use his pass rush since he's recorded at least five sacks in each of the last four seasons. Until he's ready, expect Kemoko Turay and Al-Quadin Muhammad to continue working large snap counts.
Sheard (knee) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Titans.
Sheard will miss his second straight game, and his three consecutive missed practices aren't a good sign for his return Week 3 versus the Falcons. For the time being, the Colts will rely on either Kemoko Turay (neck), who is listed as doubtful, or Al-Quadin Muhammad to start at defensive end.
Sheard (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Coach Frank Reich said Sheard's progress is encouraging, but he's still not ready to return to practice as he recovers from knee surgery. It appears the veteran defensive end has a chance to play in Sunday's game versus the Titans. Sheard will first need to practice in some capacity by Friday.
Sheard (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Sheard did not practice all week while he still recovers from knee surgery in early August, so his absence Week 1 does not come as a big surprise. Al-Quadin Muhammad is in line to get the start at defensive end in Sheard's absence.
Sheard (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Sheard suffered this knee injury in July and went under the knife in August. He made enough progress in recovery to avoid starting the season on injured reserve, but having that in question doesn't bode well for his Week 1 status. Keep an eye on his practice status Thursday and Friday. Al-Quadin Muhammad will start at defensive end if Sheard can't go.
GM Chris Ballard said that Sheard (knee) won't be placed on injured reserve, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Sheard underwent knee surgery in early August and there was some speculation he could spend the first half of the season on IR, but he's apparently far enough along in his recovery that it won't be necessary. It's still unclear when the 30-year-old is expected to be ready to go, and he remains questionable at best for Week 1.
Coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that Sheard (knee) is making good progress in his recovery, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Sheard underwent knee surgery earlier this month, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed. It remains to be seen whether the veteran defensive end will be ready to go for Week 1. Al-Quadin Muhammad will continue seeing increased work as long as Sheard remains sidelined.
Sheard underwent knee surgery Monday and will remain sidelined for an undetermined length of time, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
With Sheard sidelined indefinitely, Ben Bangou (hamstring) and Al-Quadin Muhammad stand to see increased reps in training camp. The exact nature of Sheard's injury remains unclear, as does a timetable for his return. His chances of being ready for Week 1 are uncertain at best.
Head coach Frank Reich said Sheard will "miss some time" with a knee injury, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
It's unclear what the exact nature of Sheard's knee issue is or how long it'll keep him sidelined. Bowen also reports that the 30-year-old has had an MRI, but the team is unsure whether he'll need surgery.
Sheard made four tackles (two solo) and one sack during Saturday's 31-13 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs. He finishes the regular season with 50 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four passes defended.
Sheard started all 16 regular-season games in 2018, and managed to successfully transition from outside linebacker to defensive end. The 29-year-old has only missed seven regular-season contests since entering the NFL in 2011, and remains a valuable pillar of reliability in Indianapolis' 4-3 defense. Sheard has one year remaining on his contract with the Colts.
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