Ebron (ankle) announced via his official Twitter account on Thursday that he has passed his physical.
Ebron stated early April that he was still in recovery mode after undergoing procedures on both ankles, but he's now managed to officially pass his physical and resume running and cutting without pain. The 27-year-old was limited by ankle woes during the 11 games he suited up for with the Colts last season, after having previously broken out with a 13-score campaign in 2018. Now evidently healthy enough to participate in on-field drills whenever the Steelers ultimately reconvene for offseason activities, Ebron will look to build chemistry with veteran signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger, who has a history of utilizing the tight end position while leading Pittsburgh's aerial attack.
Ebron said he's not yet recovered from surgery on his ankle, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "If the season started today, I don't think I'd be able to 100 percent perform," Ebron added Thursday.
Ebron initially injured his ankle Aug. 4 but played through the pain until Week 12, after which he was shut down for the rest of the campaign. After breaking out for 13 touchdowns in his first year with the Colts in 2018, the aforementioned injury, among other things, contributed to him managing just three TDs last season. Since undergoing an initial procedure in early December, Ebron more recently had his ankle examined and "cleaned out" by a doctor in Houston. While he hasn't been looked at by the Steelers' medical staff, he's slated to be healthy once the team reconvenes for activities, whenever that may be.
Ebron will sign a two-year, $12 million deal with the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ebron is bouncing back from procedures in both of his ankles, but evidently the Steelers are comfortable with the way he's progressing and have added another pass-catching weapon for QB Ben Roethlisberger. When healthy, Ebron can be a useful red-zone option, as evidenced by the fact that he scored 17 touchdowns in 27 games over the last two seasons he spent with the Colts.
General manager Chris Ballard doesn't expect Ebron (ankle) to re-sign with the Colts for 2020, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. "We'll probably move on," Ballard said Thursday.
Ebron scored 17 touchdowns in 27 games throughout a two-year, $13 million contract with Indianapolis, but he caught just 59.9 percent of his targets, in part due to 14 drops. His impressive athleticism ensures he'll draw interest from multiple teams as an unrestricted free agent, though the extent of that interest will partially depend on his recovery from Dec. 4 surgeries on both ankles. The tight end was one of the youngest players in the 2014 draft, so he'll be 27 years old in 2020 for his seventh pro campaign.
Ebron confirmed via his personal Twitter account that he underwent successful surgery Wednesday on both of his ankles.
Ebron's season officially ended when the Colts placed him on injured reserve Nov. 25, and though he should be back to full strength by the time the 2020 campaign kicks off, it's not clear if he'll be wearing an Indianapolis uniform. The 26-year-old will become a free agent again this spring with his two-year, $13 million contract expiring.
The Colts officially placed Ebron (ankles) on injured reserve Monday.
Reports surfaced earlier Monday that Ebron would require season-ending surgery on both ankles, so the move to IR is merely a formality. With Ebron out of the picture, Jack Doyle is the clear No. 1 tight end for the Colts moving forward, while Mo Alie-Cox should be in store for more work in two-tight-end sets. The Colts also added another body at the position in a corresponding move, signing free agent Ross Travis to provide additional depth.
Ebron will be placed on injured reserve as he's scheduled to have surgery on both ankles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Ebron was listed on the injury report for Week 9 and showed up again Week 12, but he hadn't missed any games this season. His absence for the rest of the year should free up more targets for Jack Doyle, while Ebron's snaps (29.6 per game) likely will be divided between some combination of Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox and the Colts' wide receivers. Ebron finishes 2019 with a 31-375-3 receiving line on 52 targets, averaging 4.7 targets and 38.5 yards over 11 games.
Ebron (ankle) secured four of five targets for 44 yards in the Colts' 20-17 loss to the Texans on Thursday.
Ebron paced the Colts' pass-catching corps in both receptions and receiving yardage, but on a night when Jacoby Brissett threw for just 129 yards, that didn't exactly equate to impressive numbers. The veteran tight end has no fewer than four catches in three straight contests, his most productive multi-game stretch of the campaign. Ebron will look to continue his surge versus the Titans in a Week 13 divisional matchup, a week from Sunday.
Ebron (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday night's road game against the Texans.
Ebron is out there if you need him this week, but it's unclear how close to 100 percent he'll be after being listed as a DNP both Monday and Tuesday. In a timeshare with Jack Doyle, Ebron has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option of late and hasn't found the end zone since Week 7, when he hit pay dirt against Houston in a home tilt, en route to logging a 4-70-1 stat line.
Ebron (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Texans.
Ebron was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report after missing the week's first two sessions. The 26-year-old is seemingly trending in the right direction for Thursday Night Football, but he can't be considered a lock to suit up on the short week. Jack Doyle would stand to handle an increased workload if Ebron were ultimately ruled out.
Ebron (ankle) was listed as a non-participant Tuesday on the Colts' estimated practice report.
Due to the short turnaround for the Thursday night game against the Texans, the Colts held a walk-through session Tuesday rather than a traditional practice. With Ebron now garnering a "DNP" designation on the Colts' first two practice reports of Week 12, there's some reason to fear an absence Thursday. Wednesday's practice report will reveal whether or not Ebron carries an injury tag into the matchup with Houston.
Ebron was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report due to an ankle injury.
Ebron previously appeared on the injury report in Week 9 with an ankle issue, but there weren't any reports immediately coming out of Sunday's 33-13 win over the Jaguars that he suffered an aggravation during the contest. He played 43 percent of the offensive snaps in the victory, hauling in all four of his targets for 27 yards. The Colts should provide more information regarding Ebron's health heading into a Thursday night matchup with the Texans based on what he's able to do in practices Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ebron had four receptions for 27 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
A week after getting 12 targets, but making just five receptions, Ebron saw his involvement in the passing game dialed back a bit. He played on just 43 percent of the offense's snaps (27 of 66), down from 61 percent the week before. It looks like he's back to his usual role where he gets four to five targets per game with a steady red-zone presence.
Ebron hauled in five of his 12 targets for 56 yards in the team's Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.
Ebron led the team in targets, yards and receptions, with the highlight of his performance coming on a 23-yard catch late in the fourth quarter that gave the Colts the chance to take the lead. However, he also failed to get on the same page with Brian Hoyer for much of the day, averaging just over 4.5 yards per target while failing to convert half of his targets into receptions. Given that Ebron had not topped five targets in a game prior to his Week 10 performance, it's unlikely that he will have a better chance to produce this season.
Ebron had two receptions for 16 yards on two targets in Sunday's 26-24 loss at Pittsburgh.
Ebron played just 24 snaps on offense (compared to Jack Doyle's 54 snaps) as he didn't see a big increase in playing time despite the absence of T.Y. Hilton (calf). Ebron remains a red-zone target, but he's a boom-or-bust fantasy option due to few consistent targets.
Ebron (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Ebron -- who has logged 29 targets in seven games to date -- has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option this season while being stuck in a timeshare at tight end with Jack Doyle. The 26-year-old has at least bolstered his value with three touchdowns to date, and it's possible there will be room for both tight ends to feast in the coming weeks with top wideout T.Y. Hilton slated to miss time with a calf injury.
Ebron (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.
Ebron was added to the Colts' injury report Thursday, which clouds his Week 9 status unless he makes a quick return to practice Friday. If Ebron is limited or out Sunday against the Steelers, Jack Doyle would be in line for added opportunities at the tight end position.
Ebron caught three of four targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 15-13 win over Denver.
Coming off Week 7's season-best game, Ebron was kept relatively quiet in Sunday's defensive matchup. Ebron has topped three catches or gone for over 50 yards just once this season, both in Week 7. When he's not scoring, and he's tied for second on the team with three touchdowns, he's not contributing enough in yards or catches to be a strong performance. Next up Sunday is an improving Steelers pass defense.
Ebron caught four of five targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 win over Houston.
Ebron did a great job of keeping his feet in bounds on his four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The tight end has maintained his nose for the end zone even with Jacoby Brissett replacing Andrew Luck under center, as the touchdown was Ebron's third after he scored 13 in 2018. He also set season highs in catches and yards. Ebron will hope to build on this performance when the Broncos come to town in Week 8.
Ebron (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
Ebron was held out of Thursday's practice after feeling under the weather, but he won't carry a designation into the weekend after returning to work Friday. Though his health seemingly isn't a concern, Ebron's fantasy utility has taken a major hit following his breakout 2018 with fellow tight ends Jack Doyle and Mo-Alie Cox continuing to hold meaningful roles in coach Frank Reich's weekly game plans. Ebron has played less than 40 percent of the snaps in back-to-back games and has topped out at five targets across his five appearances this season.
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