Jack Doyle

Indianapolis Colts
Tight End #84
Indianapolis Colts
Tight End #84

Jack Doyle News

Ends playing career

Doyle has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Analysis: Doyle, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013, finished the 2021 campaign with 29 catches (on 43 targets) for 302 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games. With the 31-year-old no longer in the mix and Mo Alie-Cox eligible to become an unrestricted free agent, the composition of the Colts' tight end corps this coming season remains to be determined. Kylen Granson -- a 2021 fourth-rounder -- profiles as the team's top option at the position currently under contract for 2022.

Mar 7, 2022 12:21 PM EST

Considering retirement

Doyle will take some time this offseason to weigh retirement after catching one of two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Jaguars, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: The 31-year-old is under contract for $5.45 million in 2022 but is considering hanging up his cleats following his ninth NFL campaign. Doyle finished 2021 with 29 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns while splitting snaps at tight end with Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Grayson.

Jan 10, 2022 12:26 PM EST

No injury designation for Sunday

Doyle (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Doyle was absent from the injury report Wednesday before practicing in a limited fashion Thursday, but he was able to close out the week with no limitations. The 31-year-old has only one reception in three games since the Colts' Week 14 bye, so he doesn't offer much fantasy upside as he continues to split snaps with Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson at tight end.

Jan 7, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Limited session Thursday

Doyle (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Doyle practiced fully Wednesday, so it remains to be seen if the tight end's limitations were maintenance-related or indicative of an in-practice setback. Friday's final injury report will determine whether or not Doyle approaches Sunday's regular season finale with an injury designation.

Jan 6, 2022 12:46 PM EST

Cleared for Week 17

Doyle (ankle/knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Though Doyle was listed as questionable heading into Sunday, he didn't look to be at major risk of sitting out after he upgraded to full participation in practice Friday. As per usual, Doyle is expected to serve as the lead option of a three-man tight-end committee that includes Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson. Before exiting last week's win over the Cardinals in the first quarter, Doyle had played at least 54 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in each of the team's first 14 games, averaging 2.9 targets per contest.

Jan 2, 2022 8:51 AM EST

Taking questionable tag into Sunday

Doyle (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Though Doyle participated fully in Friday's practice, his absences from workouts Wednesday and Thursday might have been reason enough for the Colts to give him a designation heading into the weekend. Provided Doyle didn't experience any setbacks with his ankle during Friday's practice, he's a good bet to avoid the inactive list Sunday and serve as the No. 1 option in the Colts' three-man tight end committee. After Doyle played just two snaps before exiting last week's win over the Cardinals due the ankle injury, Mo-Alie Cox (90 percent snap share) saw the bulk of the work at tight end while rookie Kylen Granson (44 percent) was a distant second in playing time for the position group.

Dec 31, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Back at practice

Doyle (knee/ankle) returned to practice Friday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Doyle's participation level and subsequent injury designation should add a degree of clarity with regard to his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Raiders, however his return to the field Friday is a positive sign after the tight end missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday.

Dec 31, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Remains sidelined Thursday

Doyle (knee/ankle) remained absent at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Doyle was hurt in the first half of last week's game against the Cardinals and has missed each of the Colts' first two practices in preparation for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Mo Alie-Cox will work as the Colts' top tight end if Doyle's unable to suit up against Vegas.

Dec 30, 2021 1:26 PM EST

Misses practice

Doyle (knee/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: With the pair of injuries forcing Doyle to exit early from Saturday's win over the Cardinals, fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox handled a season-high 90 percent snap share and caught two of four targets for 42 yards. Alie-Cox thus stands to have some sleeper/deep-league appeal for Week 17 if Doyle isn't able to play against the Raiders on Sunday. The Colts also have rookie Kylen Granson, an undersized pass-catching specialist.

Dec 29, 2021 1:04 PM EST

Leaves with pair of injuries

Doyle exited Saturday's game at Arizona in the first half due to ankle and knee injuries, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Doyle wasn't targeted prior to his departure. Deemed doubtful to return, the Colts likely will play out the rest of the contest with Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson at tight end.

Dec 25, 2021 5:53 PM EST

One catch in run-heavy win

Doyle caught his only target for no gain in Saturday's 27-17 win over New England.

Analysis: Carson Wentz completed just five passes and nobody on the Colts caught more than one. Doyle made his mark as a blocker in the running game, helping open up lanes as Indianapolis piled up 226 yards on the ground, but he doesn't get credit for those contributions in fantasy.

Dec 20, 2021 8:17 AM EST

Cleared for Week 15

Doyle (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Doyle's reps were limited in Wednesday's session on account of the ankle injury, but his ability to put in a full practice Thursday clears the way for him to enter Saturday's game against the Patriots without a designation. Though he has routinely led the Indianapolis tight-end group in playing time most weeks, Doyle typically isn't a high-priority option in the passing game for quarterback Carson Wentz. Doyle has drawn two or fewer targets in all but three of the Colts' last 11 games.

Dec 16, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Doyle (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Doyle was listed as a full participant Tuesday on the heels of the Colts' Week 14 bye, so it's possible that the tight end tweaked his ankle during Wednesday's session. In the team's 31-0 win over Houston in Week 13, Doyle logged 42 (of a possible 72) snaps on offense, en route to catching his only target for 13 yards.

Dec 15, 2021 12:57 PM EST

Catches only target

Doyle caught his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Doyle battled a knee injury throughout practice ahead of Week 13, but he was ultimately ruled active and played 42 offensive snaps. Although he was able to play, fantasy managers were left a little disappointed in his overall production. Sunday's performance marked the first time since Week 7 that Doyle didn't record multiple receptions or a touchdown. Doyle will have the bye week to rest his sore knee before the Colts return for back-to-back tough matchups against the Patriots and the Cardinals.

Dec 6, 2021 4:25 PM EST

Clear to play Sunday

Doyle (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Doyle was considered questionable despite practicing as a full participant Friday, so it's hardly a surprise he's active Sunday. The 31-year-old is coming off his best game of the season after catching six of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Buccaneers.

Dec 5, 2021 8:55 AM EST

Questionable, despite full practice

Doyle (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Despite bumping up his practice activity each day of the week, Doyle was given an injury designation for the first time since Week 4. Since he turned in a full practice Friday, Doyle seems more likely than not to suit up Sunday, but an official word on his status won't come until the Colts release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Doyle has outpaced fellow tight ends Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson in snaps over each of the past eight weeks, accruing a 16-159-3 receiving line on 24 targets over that span.

Dec 3, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Upgrades to limited participation

Doyle (knee) was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: This is a welcome development for Doyle after he sat out Wednesday's practice entirely. With three touchdowns in his last five games, Doyle has built some momentum heading into Sunday's favorable matchup against the Texans. He could still avoid the injury report altogether by upgrading to full participation Friday. If Doyle trends the other direction and winds up in danger of sitting out entirely, fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox would stand to benefit.

Dec 2, 2021 1:48 PM EST

Sits out practice

Doyle (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Doyle was on the field for 42 of a possible 69 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers, while catching a season-high six passes on seven targets for 81 yards and a TD. It's possible that the tight end's Wednesday absence was maintenance-related, a notion that would be solidified if he's able to practice in any capacity Thursday.

Dec 1, 2021 1:05 PM EST

Best game of season in loss

Doyle brought in six of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Doyle's reception and receiving yardage totals not only led the Colts on the afternoon, but they also qualified as his best numbers of the season in those categories. The veteran tight end also found the end zone for the third time in five games when he scored from 15 yards out in the second quarter, and his clear chemistry with Carson Wentz affords him solid value heading into a Week 13 road divisional clash against the vulnerable Texans defense.

Nov 28, 2021 2:53 PM EST

Modest numbers pace pass catchers

Doyle brought in three of five targets for 30 yards in the Colts' 41-15 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end tied Jonathan Taylor for the team lead in receptions and paced the Colts in receiving yards despite a very modest afternoon of production. Doyle has only topped three receptions in a game once all season, and he's been at 31 receiving yards or less in nine consecutive contests. On the brighter side, he does now have back-to-back five-target efforts and will look to extend that pattern in a Week 12 interconference matchup versus the Buccaneers.

Nov 21, 2021 3:45 PM EST

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