INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard reverted to his old free-agent playbook.He re-signed his own players first.Instead of making a big first-day splash Womens Erik Swoope 2019 Jersey , he barely made a ripple on the second day. And he’s probably not finished yet.As the first big wave of free-agency signings were announced Wednesday, Ballard made two under-the-radar moves — re-signing backup cornerback Chris Milton a one-year deal and bringing back starting cornerback Pierre Desir with a three-year deal — before signing former Carolina receiver Devin Funchess to a one-year deal Thursday.It’s all part of the grand plan.“We have a very strict criterion of what we want to bring in,” Ballard said recently. “We want players that want to get better, want to be great, want to be a part of the team, that are willing to sacrifice sometimes their individual stats for the betterment of winning and being a good teammate. If they fit into that criterion, absolutely they’ll fit in.”After taking some risks last season, Ballard is betting on Funchess, Carolina’s second-round pick in 2015. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he gives Andrew Luck a bigger receiver than he’s worked with in the past.And if Funchess replicates what he did in 2017, when he caught 63 passes for 840 yards and eight touchdowns, he could emerge as the perfect complement to three Pro Bowl pass-catchers already on the roster: receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight ends Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.Last year, though, Funchess regressed. He had 44 receptions for 549 yards and four TDs and reinforced his reputation for drops. So Ballard reportedly gave Funchess a $10 million deal that could go up to as much as $13 million.“I think the Colts are a great fit and I think they’re ready to take that next step,” Funchess said Thursday during a conference call. “I think if we win the Super Bowl, everything will take care of itself.”Ballard has made this journey before.A year ago, he gambled on Ebron, the Detroit Lions’ underachieving first-round pick from 2014. Ebron wound up catching more touchdown passes in 2018 than any tight end in the league and made his first Pro Bowl appearance.Every move doesn’t pay off, though. Ballard also signed Ryan Grant, the Washington Redskins’ 2014 fifth-round pick, last year. Indy expected Grant would emerge as the No. 2 receiver. Instead Cheap Erik Swoope Youth Jersey , Grant’s playing time steadily dwindled.Now, Ballard is at it again, this time with Funchess, Carolina’s second-round pick in 2015 — though it’s not a terribly risky move.The Colts went into free agency with the most cap space in the league and if Funchess doesn’t work out, the Colts could let him walk away next year and recoup all of their cap room — just like they did with Grant.But the Colts’ more important moves might have come before free agency opened Wednesday.Kicker Adam Vinatieri, the league’s career scoring leader, signed a one-year deal worth $3.875 million in January. Right guard Mark Glowinski agreed to a three-year, $16.2 million deal in February — a move that keeps Indy’s offensive line intact after allowing a league-low 18 sacks in 2018.Last week, versatile defensive tackle Margus Hunt decided to stay in Indy after the best season of his career. His two-year deal is worth $9 million. On Wednesday, Ballard brought back Desir back for three years at $25 million and Milton, a key backup and special teams player. Desir recorded 79 tackles in 12 starts last season.And Ballard has said he would like to keep oft-injured Clayton Geathers — if he can.“We are going to make some tweaks to our program internally, but our mission will never change,” Ballard said. “Everything we do matters. Our building understands that.” Week 16 of the 2018 NFL season kicks off with two more games on Saturday and the four teams in those games submitted their final injury reports on Thursday. The 26 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players who are on active rosters and don’t appear below should be considered healthy enough to play barring any announcements on Saturday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.Bengals at BrownsWR Tyler Boyd (knee), LB Jordan Evans (ankle) and CB Tony McRae (hamstring) are all out for the Bengals. LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as questionable after missing the last two games.The Browns listed T Austin Corbett (foot), CB Phillip Gaines (knee), DT Larry Ogunjobi (biceps), S Jabrill Peppers (neck), C J.C. Tretter (ankle) and LB Tanner Vallejo (hamstring) as questionable for the AFC North matchup.Bills at PatriotsThe Bills ruled out CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) on Friday. RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is considered questionable, but RB LeSean McCoy is set to return to the lineup.LB Brandon King (knee) is the only Patriots player with an injury designation. He’s listed as questionable.Buccaneers at CowboysWR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is listed as questionable, but Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said that he expects Jackson to play on Sunday.DE David Irving (ankle) and TE Geoff Swaim (wrist) are out for the Cowboys Indianapolis Colts Kenny Moore Jersey , but G Zack Martin (knee) could return after being listed as questionable. WR Tavon Austin (groin), CB Anthony Brown (hand, back) and LB Sean Lee (hamstring) are also in the questionable group.Vikings at LionsLB Eric Kendricks (hamstring) is the only Vikings player on the injury report. He will not play this weekend.The Lions will go without WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) and S Charles Washington (hamstring) on Sunday. CB Jamal Agnew (knee), RB LeGarrette Blount (calf), WR Kenny Golladay (chest), DT Damon Harrison (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (hip) and QB Matthew Stafford (back) make up their questionable group.Giants at ColtsGiants WR Odell Beckham (quadricep), LB Alec Ogletree (concussion), C Spencer Pulley (calf) and WR Russell Shepard (ankle) were ruled out on Friday. DE Kerry Wynn (thumb) is listed as questionable.WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) was back at Colts practice on Friday and is listed as questionable. S Clayton Geathers (knee) will not play while G Mark Glowinski (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (calf), S George Odum (knee) and LB Anthony Walker (shoulder) joined Hilton with questionable tags.Jaguars at DolphinsThe Jaguars will play without WR D.J. Chark (quadricep), S Ronnie Harrison (knee), K Josh Lambo (right groin) and T Jermey Parnell (knee).CB Xavien Howard (knee) could return for the Dolphins after being listed as questionable. LB Kiko Alonso (knee, hamstring), DE Ziggy Hood (hamstring) and DT Kendrick Norton (ankle) are in the same boat while S T.J. McDonald (ankle) is listed as doubtful.Packers at JetsThe Packers ruled out DT Kenny Clark (elbow) and CB Will Redmond (shoulder) for this weekend. WR Randall Cobb (concussion) and T Jason Spriggs (concussion) are set to miss the game after being listed as doubtful and WR Jake Kumerow (hand) is questionable.Jets head coach Todd Bowles said earlier this week that WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) would be out and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (shoulder) got a doubtful tag that has him headed that way as well. LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle) and CB Darryl Roberts (toe) are listed as questionable.Texans at EaglesTexans CB Mike Tyson (concussion) has been knocked out for this week. WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), DT Brandon Dunn (ankle), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip, illness), G Senio Kelemete (elbow, rib, illness) and RB Lamar Miller (ankle) make up the questionable contingent for Houston.The Eagles ruled out CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) Womens Kenny Moore 2019 Jersey , G Isaac Seumalo (pectoral) and QB Carson Wentz (back). LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (foot), DT Timmy Jernigan (back) and CB Cre'von LeBlanc (hamstring) are listed as questionable.Falcons at PanthersFalcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) returned to practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday. No other Falcons got injury designations.The Panthers ruled QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) out earlier in the week and DT Kawann Short (not injury related, calf) is listed as questionable.Rams at CardinalsThe Rams say that RB Todd Gurley (knee) will be a game-time call. He’s officially listed as questionable along with RB Justin Davis (shoulder).S Rudy Ford (ribs), DE Markus Golden (ankle), DT Rodney Gunter (foot), G Will Holden (shoulder), WR J.J. Nelson (illness, not injury related), CB Patrick Peterson (illness) and TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) make up the Cardinals injury report. All of them are listed as questionable.Bears at 49ersIt looks like S Eddie Jackson (ankle) and LB Aaron Lynch (elbow) will be inactive for the Bears after they drew doubtful tags on Friday. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable.The 49ers ruled S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) out on their injury report and later placed him on injured reserve.Steelers at SaintsThe Steelers only have two players on the injury report. Both are key offensive players. RB James Conner (ankle) won’t play and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (groin) is listed as questionable.T Jermon Bushrod (hamstring) will not play for the Saints, but everyone else on the roster is set to play.Chiefs at SeahawksThe Chiefs will go without WR Sammy Watkins (heel) again this week. RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) is listed as doubtful and expected to miss the game while head coach Andy Reid said CB Kendall Fuller (thumb) is likely to play after being listed as questionable.S Tedric Thompson (chest, ankle) is out for the Seahawks. G D.J. Fluker (hamstring), CB Shaquill Griffin (hip), T Germain Ifedi (groin), S Bradley McDougald (knee), LS Tyler Ott (illness), RB Rashaad Penny (knee) and DT Jarran Reed (groin, oblique) are all listed as questionable.
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