Colts rule out Pittman against Jaguars

By Sports Desk September 17, 2022

Matt Ryan will have to make do without one of the top pass-catchers in the NFL in Week 2 after the Indianapolis Colts ruled Michael Pittman Jr. out for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pittman, who had previously been listed as questionable, is out with a quadriceps injury.

The Colts will also be without rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce, who is recovering from a concussion.  

Pittman emerged as the Colts' clear top receiver last season with 1,082 yards on 88 catches and six touchdowns.  

In last weekend's season opener, he totalled nine catches for 121 yards and a score. No other Colt had over 50 receiving yards.  

With Pittman out, Indianapolis my lean even more heavily on last year's rushing champion, Jonathan Taylor. Parris Campbell and Nyheim Hines could see extra targets in the passing game.  

The Colts racked up 517 yards of total offense in Week 1 but left Houston with a tie against the Texans.  

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