Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

Tight End #85
ADP:Round: 6, Pick: 11
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 250 lb.
College:North Carolina
Born:April 10, 1993
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 1 (10)
Draft Team:DET

Eric Ebron: Limited participant Tuesday

Ebron (groin) took part in individual drills and positional work Tuesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Ebron missed time during OTAs after undergoing offseason groin surgery, but he wasn't expected to miss a ton of time. The tight end's partial inclusion in Tuesday's minicamp session would seem to further that notion. With Jack Doyle (hip) expected to be ready in short order as well, the Colts will have two pass-catching weapons at tight end heading into 2019, who will likely eat into each other's production.

June 11, 2019 2:45 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Not expected to miss much time

Ebron (groin) may be limited during offseason practices, but he isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time, Andrew Walker of reports.

Analysis: Ebron seems to be on track for full participation at the start of training camp, as he had surgery the first week of April and has already progressed to a point that could allow for some level of activity during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jack Doyle (hip) is also expected to be ready for the start of training camp, creating more competition for snaps and targets than Ebron faced throughout much of his breakout 2018 campaign. Andrew Luck has long shown a preference for his tight ends in the red zone, but he could look toward other positions a bit more often in 2019 after the team signed 6-foot-4 wideout Devin Funchess to a one-year, $10 million contract.

May 14, 2019 5:18 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Recovering after groin surgery

Ebron underwent surgery for a groin injury and remains on the mend, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Ebron likely has a lengthy recovery road ahead for him, though there is no indication at this point that he's expected to miss regular-season action because of the issue. He broke out in 2018 in his first season with the Colts, posting career-high marks in all of the major receiving categories and should be in line for a big follow-up campaign in 2019, though Jack Doyle's (hip) return could lessen Ebron's outlook slightly.

May 14, 2019 2:27 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Totals 51 yards in playoff loss

Ebron caught five of nine targets for 51 yards in Saturday's 31-13 divisional-round loss at Kansas City.

Analysis: The Colts were unable to get into any sort of an offensive rhythm Saturday as they didn't get on the scoreboard offensively until the fourth quarter. The 25-year-old was unable to extend his touchdown streak to three games, but the five catches are his highest total since catching 10 in Week 13 at Jacksonville.

January 12, 2019 8:45 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Good to go

Ebron (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Chiefs after practicing fully Thursday.

Analysis: After being limited at practice Wednesday, the tight end graduated to a full session Thursday, paving the way for him to be a go this weekend. In 17 outings this past season, including the playoffs, Ebron racked up a fantasy-friendly 15 TDs. He'll be working Saturday against a Kansas City defense that was 31st in the league in terms of passing yardage and allowed 30 TDs through the air in 2018.

January 10, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Returns to limited practice

Ebron (hip) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Ebron was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's walk-through session, but his listed return to practice Wednesday puts the tight end on track to suit up for Saturday's divisional-round playoff games against the Chiefs. In 17 games this season (including last weekend's wild-card win over the Titans) Ebron has racked up a fantasy-friendly 14 TDs.

January 9, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Held out with hip issue

Ebron was held out of Tuesday's walk-through due to a hip injury.

Analysis: Ebron missed eight games combined in his first three seasons as a pro but hasn't been a DNP for any contest the past two years, despite the occasional appearance on the injury report. According to Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis, the Colts are holding true practices Wednesday and Thursday, which should help shed some light on Ebron's status. While his yardage totals have wavered from week-to-week since the team's Week 9 bye, Ebron still reached the end zone seven times in nine games during that stretch, including a six-yard TD to kick off the scoring in the Colts' wild-card win at Houston.

January 8, 2019 2:10 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Finds end zone in win

Ebron caught three of six targets for 26 yards in Saturday's 21-7 win at Houston.

Analysis: Like all of the Colts' pass catchers, Ebron did his work in the first half as they took a 21-0 lead into halftime and cruised to victory in the second half. Kansas City awaits in the divisional round, and feature a defense that ranks second worst in the NFL with 273.4 passing yards allowed per game.

January 5, 2019 7:29 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Held out of practice for rest

Ebron (rest) was held out of Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of reports.

Analysis: Listed with a variety of injuries throughout the season, Ebron nonetheless managed to play 16 games while posting career-high marks for catches (65), targets (110), receiving yards (750) and receiving touchdowns (13). The absence from practice Wednesday represent an effort to keep him fresh for Saturday, at which point he'll take aim at Houston defense he's already faced twice this season, catching nine passes for 105 yards and two TDs on 18 targets

January 2, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Cleared to play

Ebron (concussion/knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Officially active after practicing fully Friday, Ebron merits lineup consideration in Sunday night's win-or-go-home showdown, given that he's logged a fantasy-friendly 12 touchdowns in 15 games to date.

December 30, 2018 4:02 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Confident he'll play Week 17

Ebron (concussion/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, is optimistic he'll play, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Analysis: Ebron finished Week 17 preparations as a full practice participant Friday, but he still carried the questionable tag into the weekend after having yet to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. Based on what Rapoport is hearing, it sounds like Ebron is expected to pass tests administered by an independent neurologist prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff, thereby paving the way for him to fill a key role in the Indianapolis passing attack. Ebron's status won't be confirmed until the Colts release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to kickoff, but the tight end isn't expected to face any limitations if he dresses for the contest, as anticipated.

December 30, 2018 5:45 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Listed as questionable for Sunday night game

Ebron (concussion/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Titans after practicing fully Friday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Ebron progressed from a limited practice session Thursday to full-go Friday and the Colts are optimistic that the tight end will be cleared by an independent neurologist Saturday. Assuming that's the case, Ebron -- who has scored 12 touchdowns in 15 games to date -- will merit fantasy consideration in Sunday's night's win-or-go-home showdown versus Tennessee.

December 28, 2018 1:23 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Awaiting clearance from neurologist

Coach Frank Reich said Ebron (concussion) needs to gain clearance from an independent neurologist to play Sunday night at Tennessee, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. "We're optimistic," Reich added.

Analysis: Ebron practiced in a limited fashion Thursday and appeared to maintain that activity level Friday, but the final hurdle of the concussion protocol remains. The tight end likely has an evaluation scheduled for Saturday, at which point his availability (or lack thereof) will become known. If Ebron isn't cleared, fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox would be the biggest beneficiary.

December 28, 2018 11:16 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Logs limited practice

Ebron (concussion/knee) was officially limited at practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Ebron's return to practice Thursday is a step in the right direction and he "has a real chance to play" Sunday night against the Titans, per Bowen. Given the playoff implications of the Colts' Week 17 contest, Ebron will no doubt push to play this weekend, but ultimately his status hinges on progressing fully through the NFL's concussion protocol.

December 27, 2018 1:22 PM EST

Eric Ebron: On the field Thursday

Ebron (concussion/knee) was spotted at practice Thursday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Ebron's presence on the field is a good sign, but we'll have to see if the tight end is officially upgraded to a limited practice participant Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session.

December 27, 2018 10:20 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Misses practice Wednesday

Ebron (concussion/knee) did not practice Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Ebron was forced out of last Sunday's game against the Giants and subsequently placed in the NFL's concussion protocol. For his part, Stephen Holder of The Athletic feels "very, very optimistic" about the tight end's Week 17 status, suggesting he gets the sense that Ebron's concussion symptoms have subsided to the point that he could practice Thursday.

December 26, 2018 12:38 PM EST

Eric Ebron: Not practicing Wednesday

Ebron (concussion) was not spotted at practice Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Initial reports suggested that the tight would log a limited session, but it appears as though he'll sit Wednesday's practice out. With Ebron still in the NFL's concussion protocol, the Colts have added Erik Swoope to their practice squad.

December 26, 2018 10:22 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Limited practice on tap

Ebron (concussion) will be limited at practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Though Ebron is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, the fact that he'll practice in a limited fashion Wednesday indicates that he's making progress on that front. The tight end -- who has scored 12 TDs in 15 games to date -- will now look to gain medical clearance in advance of Sunday night's win-or-go home season finale against the Titans.

December 26, 2018 8:58 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Concussion confirmed

Ebron was forced out of Sunday's game against the Giants with a concussion.

Analysis: Next up for the Colts' tight end looks are Mo Alie-Cox and Ryan Hewitt, with Ebron now a player to track in advance of the team's regular-season finale next weekend against the Titans.

December 23, 2018 11:47 AM EST

Eric Ebron: Exits Sunday's game

Ebron potentially suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Giants, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Prior to heading to the locker room after being examined in the Colts' medical tent, Ebron caught three of his five targets for 28 yards. Next up for the team's tight end looks in Ebron's absence is Mo Alie-Cox.

December 23, 2018 11:31 AM EST

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