Colts officially activate Parris Campbell ahead of regular-season finale
The Indianapolis Colts have activated wide receiver, Parris Campbell, off the injured reserve list.
Third-year wide receiver, Parris Campbell, is expected to take the field for the Indianapolis Colts in the Week 18 finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This will be Campbell’s first game since injuring his foot in Week 6 against the Houston Texans. The foot injury required surgery and Campbell’s initial return was expected to be on Christmas against the Arizona Cardinals.
It took a little more time but Campbell is reportedly looking good and ready to go.
Colts activate Parris Campbell in time for Jaguars
Prior to injuring his foot, Campbell had 10 catches for 162 yards and one touchdown in five games this year. The lone touchdown was a 51-yard reception against Houston and also the play Campbell sustained his injury.
Although Campbell’s Indianapolis career has been a story of injuries instead of production, he and the franchise are still optimistic about his future. Campbell has stayed positive through all of the injuries he’s battled and everyone’s hoping plays like the 51-yard touchdown will become more common than the injury that sidelined him.
If that does happen, it will be great for the Colts, who need a spark in the passing game. Jonathan Taylor and the running game has been consistent all season, but the passing attack has been up and down.
It’s hard to say if Campbell will be the fix, but it’s certainly a worthwhile experiment. Inserting Campbell can’t make Indy worse offensively, but there’s a possibility that he can make the offense better. Everyone will just have to wait and see.
That all starts with the Week 18 game against Jacksonville. It’s not clear exactly how much Campbell will play, but this is the perfect game to get him up to speed and reintegrated in the offense.
While a playoff spot is on the line, the Colts should be able to put this game away and get Campbell some live reps in preparation for the postseason.