Jonathan Taylor

Indianapolis Colts
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Running Back #28
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Jonathan Taylor Listed As Full Practice Participant

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday during the team's walkthrough. The Colts have opened the 21-day window to activate Taylor from Injured Reserve, and he could make his 2023 debut this weekend against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The 24-year-old's chances of being active this weekend will improve if he can continue to practice in full on Thursday and Friday. But even if Taylor is active against the Titans on Sunday, the Colts could opt to ease him into the offense after he missed the entire offseason, training camp, the preseason and the first four weeks of the regular season. Still, the fact that he's back at practice this week is good news for fantasy managers that took the leap on him in drafts.

Oct 4, 2023 4:46 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Still A Question Mark For Week 5

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) participated in a walkthrough at practice Wednesday after the team opened the 21-day window for him to return from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List. However, head coach Shane Steichen is not saying whether the 2021 rushing champion will play in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He wants to see Taylor in a full practice before making any decisions but said he is up to speed on the Colts' offense. Fantasy managers will need to monitor updates on Taylor for the remainder of the week.

Oct 4, 2023 3:12 PM EST



Jonathan Taylor Could Play In Week 5

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) will practice for the first time this year on Wednesday, and there's a chance he could make his 2023 debut this Sunday in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Taylor last played in an NFL game last Dec. 17 before a lingering right-ankle injury forced him to Injured Reserve. He had surgery on Jan. 26, which kept him from offseason work and training camp while also dealing with an ugly contract impasse that led to a trade demand. The Colts have opened Taylor's 21-day window to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list. The 24-year-old is reportedly stoked to get back to playing, but fantasy managers that have had him stashed this whole time should temper expectations if he's officially active this Sunday.

Oct 2, 2023 6:04 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Practice Wednesday

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is expected to practice on Wednesday. The former rushing champion began the 2023 season on the PUP list after an offseason full of drama, including a public dispute with team owner Jim Irsay and a trade request. However, it appears Taylor is going to return and play for the Colts. If he is activated off the PUP list for the game against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4, he'll face a tough matchup with a defense that has not allowed a running back to surpass 67 rushing yards through four weeks. He also could be eased back into action and begin the season on a snap limit. Ultimately, some fantasy managers will still want to roll the dice on him, as running back production is often scarce in fantasy football.

Oct 2, 2023 2:41 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Begin 21-Day Practice Window

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) will have his 21-day practice window opened following the conclusion of Week 4, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. At any point when a player is eligible to return from the PUP list, the team can trigger their practice window, giving them 21 days to activate the player or rule the player out for the rest of the season. Assuming the Colts don't want to sideline Taylor for the year, it's looking like he'll return sometime over the next three weeks. Rapoport notes that Taylor is "fully healthy," which means he could be back sooner rather than later. He also writes that "there have been no recent trade talks between the Colts and other teams" surrounding Taylor, who voiced his displeasure with ownership and requested a trade this past summer.

Oct 1, 2023 8:32 AM EST



Jonathan Taylor Appears Ready To Return

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) appears ready to return from the PUP list, according to ESPN's Stephen Holder. The 24-year-old was placed on the PUP list ahead of Week 1 due to an ankle issue. He reportedly looks great and has been moving around well lately. It certainly appears that Taylor is ready to get back on the field. He won't be eligible to return until Week 5, so that means at least one more week of Zack Moss as the starter. However, Taylor also requested a trade before being placed on the PUP list. It's unclear if he has any intentions of suiting up for the Colts again. Taylor physically appears ready to play, but who knows when he'll actually suit up again.

Sep 29, 2023 9:45 AM EST


Jonathan Taylor Trade Talks To Continue, Has "Slim" Chance Of Returning To Colts

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is healthy enough to pass a physical to return from the PUP list today, per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. However, due to the terms of the PUP list, Taylor can't be activated until after Week 4, giving the Colts four weeks to evaluate their options. Rapoport notes that trading Taylor remains a very real outcome, and he added that the Dolphins represent a possible landing spot. He also writes that there is "a chance slim, but possible" that Taylor returns to play for Indianapolis. The entire situation is worth monitoring as the 2023 season gets underway on Sunday. For the time being, the Colts will operate with a backfield featuring Deon Jackson, Evan Hull, and Zack Moss (arm).

Sep 10, 2023 8:29 AM EST


Dolphins, Packers Were Willing To Pay Jonathan Taylor Handsomely

The Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers were both willing to give Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) a contract that placed him among the highest-paid RBs in the league entering the 2023 regular season, according to a source. The Colts hung onto Taylor and placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list -- he has to miss the first four games of the year -- but it doesn't preclude the team from trading him away during the season. However, general manager Chris Ballard said on Wednesday that the Colts want to repair their damaged relationship with the 24-year-old All-Pro and still value him. For now, Taylor's fantasy stock has plummeted because of his surgically repaired ankle and he's become an RB3/flex pick in fantasy drafts this weekend.

Aug 31, 2023 5:59 PM EST


Colts Not Giving Up On Jonathan Taylor

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said he will not quit on his relationship with disgruntled and injured running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle). "Relationships are repairable. We have work to do on it," Ballard said. The GM said the Colts aren't just going to let Taylor get out of the building and that they value him. In addition, Ballard said that Taylor still has pain in his surgically repaired ankle, which is why he's starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Colts could still trade Taylor while he's forced to sit out the first four games of the season, but it doesn't sound like that's their preference, especially not getting the value they wanted while shopping him before Tuesday's roster cutdown deadline. Still, Taylor's injury alone has now dropped him to the RB3/flex territory in fantasy drafts, and there's no guarantee he'll be ready to make his season debut in Week 5.

Aug 30, 2023 5:14 PM EST


Packers Were In Talks For Jonathan Taylor

In addition to the Miami Dolphins, the Green Bay Packers were in talks with the Indianapolis Colts and had legitimate interest in trading for running back Jonathan Taylor, according to sources. The Colts didn't get what they deemed an acceptable offer for Taylor and kept him on their roster on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season. Even though a trade didn't go down on Tuesday, Taylor can still be traded and there is still trade interest in the All-Pro, according to a source. The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 31. It remains unclear what the Packers offered or what their level of interest might be moving forward, but they currently have three RBs on their 53-man roster in Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon and undrafted rookie Emanuel Wilson. Taylor's fantasy stock has plummeted now that he's going to miss the first four games of 2023.

Aug 30, 2023 11:19 AM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Remain On PUP List, Miss First Four Games

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is expected to remain on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list after the team failed to find a trade partner before Tuesday's deadline for teams to set active rosters. This means Taylor will miss the first four games of the 2023 regular season, even if he is traded in the coming weeks. The former NFL rushing champion has publicly feuded with team owner Jim Irsay and requested a trade a few weeks ago. His future with the team and his expected return to the playing field is still unclear. He should likely fall multiple rounds in upcoming fantasy football drafts given the immense uncertainty.

Aug 29, 2023 4:12 PM EST


Teams Willing To Give Jonathan Taylor A Market Contract

At least two NFL teams are still actively working to construct a trade for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor and are respectively making substantive offers, according to a source. The teams are mutually willing to give Taylor a market contract. The Miami Dolphins and a mystery team are in the mix for Taylor's services, but it remains to be seen if they'll get anything done before the Colts' deadline of Tuesday. Taylor requested a trade earlier this summer because he was unhappy with the lack of a contract extension with Indy, but he also remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. The 24-year-old's fantasy stock as an RB1 has taken a big hit going into the 2023 season, but a trade to a team like the Dolphins would surely make him much more attractive again.

Aug 28, 2023 6:02 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor Talks Expected To Go Down To The Wire

Trade talks for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor have continued and are expected to go down to the wire by the deadline on Tuesday. In addition to the Miami Dolphins, ESPN's Stephen Holder believes there's a second team involved, which could certainly change the dynamics. Final roster decisions are due on Tuesday, so if the Colts don't trade Taylor, it's possible they keep him on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he chooses not to report to the team. Also coming off offseason surgery on his ankle, Taylor's fantasy stock has fallen considerably and his current ADP is now at 19.7 overall. A trade to the Dolphins would be best for his fantasy value, but a trade before Tuesday isn't guaranteed because of Indy's high asking price.

Aug 28, 2023 11:02 AM EST


Teams Believe Colts Won't Trade Jonathan Taylor

According to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, speaking on an episode of SportsCenter on Saturday, many around the league don't feel the Colts will trade Jonathan Taylor, especially considering what the team is looking for in return. The All-Pro was once one of the NFL's most potent fantasy running backs. However, he's battled injuries and hasn't been happy with the team's willingness to give him a lucrative contract. There was a recent update the Dolphins are interested in acquiring Taylor, although nothing has come of it. That said, things may get interesting in the coming days. But until this situation is resolved, Taylor's fantasy stock will continue to tumble heading into the 2023-24 campaign.

Aug 26, 2023 2:57 PM EST


Dolphins Have Made Trade Offer For Jonathan Taylor

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts continue to talk trade regarding running back Jonathan Taylor, with at least one other team also believed to have made a serious offer to acquire the 2021 All-Pro. The Dolphins have made at least one offer that wasn't accepted and they continue to engage the Colts in negotiations, according to a source. The Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears are among other teams that have reportedly expressed interest in Taylor. The Colts are seeking a first-rounder or something comparable in value in exchange, and as of Thursday morning, no team was believed to have met the high asking price. Taylor has a home in South Florida and trains there in the offseason, so he would be happy with a trade to the Dolphins, according to a source. The Colts have given Taylor a deadline of next Tuesday to find a trade, and former Dolphins general manager Mike Tannenbaum thinks a trade is "very, very unlikely" by that date.

Aug 24, 2023 7:18 PM EST


Colts Give Jonathan Taylor A Deadline To Find Trade

The Indianapolis Colts gave running back Jonathan Taylor permission to seek a trade earlier this week, but they've given him until next Tuesday to do so. According to a source, six teams have inquired about Taylor's availability and two have engaged the Colts with actual trade offers. The Colts are reportedly seeking a first-round pick or a package of picks worth similar value in exchange for Taylor, but it's unclear if any teams are willing to pay that much for an RB coming off ankle surgery. Taylor remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. If he remains on the PUP list past next Tuesday, he'd be required to miss at least the first four weeks of the regular season. The 24-year-old was the NFL rushing leader in 2021, but he missed six games last year and has seen his RB1 stock in fantasy football fall heading into the 2023 campaign. A trade to another team won't necessarily make Taylor more attractive as an RB1.

Aug 23, 2023 6:16 PM EST


Colts Seeking First-Round Pick For Jonathan Taylor

The Indianapolis Colts are seeking a first-round pick or a package of picks that equates to as much in a potential trade of running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle). The Colts granted Taylor permission to seek a trade on Monday after he requested a trade earlier during training camp. Complicated a trade and Taylor's value is the fact that he had offseason ankle surgery, is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has yet to practice with the Colts all offseason. There will surely be at least several running back-needy NFL teams that are interested, but it remains to be seen if any club will be OK with giving up a first-round pick for a player coming off ankle surgery. The 24-year-old's fantasy value as an RB1 is fading after he was a huge bust in 2022, but a trade could make him interesting again if he's healthy.

Aug 22, 2023 11:15 AM EST


Dolphins Expected To Explore Trade For Jonathan Taylor

The Miami Dolphins are expected to explore trade options for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The All-Pro back was given permission to seek a trade earlier Monday evening, so the Dolphins seem to be weighing their options after De'Von Achane (shoulder) left their last preseason contest banged up. There aren't any signs pointing to what Miami would be giving up outside of some draft capital at this moment. Taylor would fit the timeline of a lot of the offense as they still have a younger squad.

Aug 21, 2023 9:28 PM EST


Colts Give Jonathan Taylor Permission To Seek A Trade

The Indianapolis Colts have given All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor permission to seek a trade on Monday, according to league sources. Other NFL teams are now weighing whether to make an offer to the Colts for Taylor that would be fair value. Taylor remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list and hasn't taken part in any workouts with the team all offseason, so even if he goes to another team, it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season after playing in 11 games in 2022 and having offseason ankle surgery. The 24-year-old's stock as an RB1 in fantasy continues to fall after being a huge bust last year. Behind Taylor on the depth in Indy are Zack Moss (arm), rookie Evan Hull, Deon Jackson, Kenyan Drake, Jason Huntley and Jake Funk.

Aug 21, 2023 6:01 PM EST


Jonathan Taylor To Rejoin Team On Sunday

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen said that running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) will be back with the team at training camp on Sunday, and he will practice when he's medically cleared to do so. Taylor had offseason surgery on his ankle and hasn't practiced with the team at all this offseason. He remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list at camp and also demanded a trade earlier this summer because he's unhappy with his contract. It's basically been about the worst offseason Taylor could have had heading into his fourth NFL season. At this point, it's fair to wonder if Taylor will be ready by Week 1 of the regular season, which is making him tough to trust as an RB1 selection early in fantasy drafts. Zack Moss (arm) is also hurt, so the Colts backfield could be messy early in 2023 if neither Taylor nor Moss are ready.

Aug 19, 2023 11:56 PM EST