Parris Campbell

Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #21
Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #21

Parris Campbell News

Season-high four receptions

Campbell had four receptions for 43 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Campbell nearly duplicated his output from the first three games (47 yards) combined. Despite his best game of the season, Campbell played on just 67% of the snaps on offense after playing 77% or more the first three games as the Colts utilized two- and three-tight end sets more frequently. Campbell may continue to have a smaller role in the offense despite his slight increase in production.

Oct 3, 2022 11:56 AM EST

Non-factor again

Campbell started at receiver next to Michael Pittman, but had just two receptions for ten yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

Analysis: Campbell played on 58 of the offense's 71 snaps, outpacing Alec Pierce (32) and Ashton Dulin (18). However, Pierce had five targets in his return from a concussion. Campbell has been almost a non-factor in the offense despite seeing the second most snaps among receivers with just five receptions for 47 yards and no touchdowns through three games. He could be at risk of losing his starting job before too long.

Sep 26, 2022 12:44 PM EST

Wastes expanded opportunity

Campbell did not record a reception on either of his targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Michael Pittman (hip) and Alec Pierce (concussion) sidelined, Campbell had an excellent opportunity to command additional targets among the Colts' pass catchers. In particular, the fact that Dezmon Patton earned six targets was disheartening for Campbell's future prospects of production. Campbell now has only three only receptions on six targets for 37 yards through two games this season, and he appears to be in danger of losing out further on his role in the offense.

Sep 18, 2022 6:32 PM EST

Just 37 yards receiving in opener

Campbell had three receptions for 37 yards on four targets in Sunday's tie at Houston.

Analysis: Campbell's stats are a little misleading in that he had a 27-yard garbage time reception when both teams were just running out the clock at the end of overtime. Campbell played on 71 of the offense's 92 snaps, but didn't appear to be a big part of the game plan and Matt Ryan appeared to have a better rapport with Ashton Dulin. At least Campbell stayed healthy (he's played just 15 games in three years) and it's just one game, but there's reason for concern.

Sep 12, 2022 9:50 AM EST

Another target-free outing

Campbell started Saturday's preseason win against the Buccaneers, but he wasn't targeted on 13 offensive snaps.

Analysis: While Campbell saw action in all three of the Colts' exhibitions, he only saw two passes comes his way and didn't haul in either of them. He thus enters the regular season with no in-game connections with new starting quarterback Matt Ryan, and Campbell also has ample competition for targets in the form of top wide receiver Michael Pittman and rookie second-round pick Alec Pierce. On top of that, injuries have limited Campbell, a 2019 second-rounder himself, to 15 games and 34 catches through three campaigns.

Aug 28, 2022 6:26 PM EST

Plays just nine snaps Saturday

Campbell wasn't targeted in Saturday's 27-26 preseason loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Campbell played nine snaps on the first drive but Nick Foles didn't look his way. Rookie Alec Pierce, who's competing with Campbell for a starting role, caught his only target for nine yards, so neither player did much to create separation in their competition. Campbell will likely be more involved in the Colts' preseason finale, Aug. 27 against the Buccaneers.

Aug 20, 2022 1:16 PM EST

No receptions in preseason debut

Campbell was targeted twice in Saturday's preseason loss to Buffalo, but didn't have a catch and had a drop.

Analysis: Indy's passing game was sluggish as Matt Ryan had just 58 yards passing in four drives. The good news is that the oft-injured Campbell is healthy after having a sore hamstring last week in practice. Campbell started at wide receiver in a three-receiver set and has mostly started over rookie Alec Pierce in two-receiver sets in practice. Despite the lackluster first game, Campbell should get every chance for a sizeable role if he can stay on the field.

Aug 13, 2022 7:53 PM EST

Returns to limited practice

Campbell (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, going through 7-on-7s with his teammates, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Campbell was held out of practice Monday and said he'd be back by Wednesday. So far, so good, even if he wasn't a full participant. The 2019 second-round pick has played only 15 games through three seasons, but he's the favorite for slot work in Indy and could even get some run outside in two-wide formations (perhaps depending on the development of rookie second-round pick Alec Pierce).

Aug 10, 2022 1:01 PM EST

Notices minor hammy tightness

Campbell was held out of practice Monday with a tight hamstring but said he'll be back on the field Wednesday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It sounds minor, though still worth making note of given Campbell's lengthy medical record. The 2019 second-round pick has played 15 games through three seasons, never once staying healthy for more than four consecutive contests. Campbell has a big opportunity this year, nonetheless, with he and rookie Alec Pierce reportedly getting most of the first-team WR snaps alongside No. 1 Michael Pittman. If it's those three at the top of the depth chart come Week 1, the 25-year-old Campbell likely will see a lot of work in the slot, though snaps in two-wide sets wouldn't be out of the question. First he'll need to get his hamstring right.

Aug 8, 2022 11:36 AM EST

Getting nod in two-WR sets

Campbell began training camp as a starter with the first-team offense in two-receiver sets, 93.5 ESPN Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, rookie Alec Pierce worked with the first- and second-team units. This isn't a surprise since the oft-injured Campbell is healthy for the moment and Pierce is a rookie (2022 2nd-round pick) who will need to earn his way into the starting lineup. Still, it's notable that Campbell is getting the nod in two-receiver sets. Campbell missed most of last season after having foot surgery in October, but he returned for Week 18 and now has remained healthy throughout the offseason. How long he stays that way is anyone's guess, as injuries have limited the 2019 second-round pick to 15 games total in three seasons.

Jul 29, 2022 11:07 AM EST

Looking good this summer

Campbell was busy at June minicamp, exclusively working with the first-team offense and catching passes all over the field, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Campbell missed most of last season after having foot surgery in October, but he returned for Week 18 and now has remained healthy throughout the offseason. How long he stays that way is anyone's guess, as injuries have limited the 2019 second-round pick to 15 games total in three seasons. Campbell has the inside track for a top-three role nonetheless, facing weak competition for snaps behind No. 1 receiver Michael Pittman. Apart from Pittman, Campbell and second-round rookie Alec Pierce, the Colts have a host of undrafted young players and late-round picks at wide receiver.

Jun 22, 2022 1:54 PM EST

Facing zero limitations

Campbell (foot) told reporters Wednesday that he feels great and hasn't had any physical limitations during the offseason, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Campbell underwent foot surgery following the Week 6 last year and returned to play eight snaps in the Colts' forgettable Week 18 loss to the Jaguars. However, the wideout revealed Wednesday that he played that contest with a plate and screws in his foot, which were removed two weeks after the season concluded, per Zak Keefer of The Athletic. Campbell has had three consecutive injury-plagued campaigns to start his career and the Colts added Alec Pierce in the draft, so it's possible the Ohio State product could be facing an uphill battle to make Indianapolis' initial 53-man roster. However, he's only due $1.1 million next season and is finally healthy, so the Colts don't face much risk rolling the dice on him breaking out in his fourth NFL season.

May 18, 2022 11:13 AM EST

Plays eight snaps in return

Campbell was targeted three times in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville and played eight snaps on offense.

Analysis: It was Campbell's first game since Week 6 due to foot surgery. Campbell played just six games and had 10 receptions for 162 yards with a touchdown. It was his third consecutive injury plagued season as he's played just 15 games in three seasons. With a $1.1 million salary in his final contract year in 2022, the Colts won't save a ton by releasing him. Given his inability to stay on the field, however, it's possible the Colts could release him and move in another direction.

Jan 11, 2022 12:10 PM EST

Activated from IR

Campbell (foot) has been activated off IR in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Campbell, who last suited up in Week 6, bolsters a Colts wideout corps ahead of the team's regular-season finale that also includes Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Ashton Dulin. Prior to landing on IR, Campbell logged a 10/162/1 stat line (on 17 targets) in five games and in his return from an extended layoff, the 2019 second-rounder profiles as a speculative Week 18 lineup option.

Jan 8, 2022 9:51 AM EST

Could be activated for Week 18

Coach Frank Reich relayed Friday that the Colts may activate Campbell (foot) from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's contest in Jacksonville, JJ Stankevitz of the team's official site reports. "I thought he had a good week," Reich said, "and we just need to see how he continues to respond."

Analysis: The Colts designated Campbell for return from IR during Week 17 prep, but they opted not to activate him for what ultimately was a 23-20 loss to the Raiders this past Sunday. With more than a week of drills under his belt, he appears to have a much better chance this time around to get back on the active roster, a decision that must be made by Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET. If he finally makes his return from a Week 6 foot fracture, Campbell would join a receiving corps currently composed of regulars like Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Ashton Dulin.

Jan 7, 2022 3:01 PM EST

Evaluation window for IR return opens

Indianapolis designated Campbell for return from injured reserve Thursday, Colts CEO Jim Irsay confirmed via his personal Twitter account.

Analysis: The transaction open up a 21-day window for the Colts to evaluate Campbell for a return to the 53-man roster, and the wideout could be activated in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders if he responds well to practice activity Thursday and Friday. In order for Campbell to be available for Week 17, he would have to be formally activated no later than 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Before fracturing his foot Week 6 and requiring surgery, Campbell had suited up in five of the team's first six games, recording 10 receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown across 17 targets.

Dec 30, 2021 11:09 AM EST

Back at practice

Campbell (foot) was present for practice Thursday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With that, Campbell who was placed on IR after sustaining a foot injury in Week 6, appears to be inching toward a return to action. At this stage, however, it remains to be seen how close he is to suiting up again. For now, Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal are the Colts' top available wideouts.

Dec 30, 2021 10:40 AM EST

Gets in workout Monday

Campbell (foot) was spotted working out on the side during the Colts' informal practice session Monday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The wideout's workout didn't qualify as practicing, as the Colts would have to designate him for return from injured reserve in order for him to take part in drills alongside his healthy teammates. That being said, Campbell looks like he might be able to do just that within the next couple weeks, potentially setting himself up for a return to the 53-man roster during the postseason or perhaps even in Week 18 in a best-case scenario. Campbell hasn't played since Week 6 after undergoing foot surgery in mid-October.

Dec 27, 2021 5:29 PM EST

Return not imminent

Campbell (foot) is making good progress but there is no specific update regarding his status, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Campbell has been sidelined since mid-October after undergoing foot surgery. He was given a two-to-three month timeline, meaning he could be in line for a return at any point. Even so, it doesn't sound as if his return is imminent. That will leave Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal as the Colts' primary wide receivers for the foreseeable future.

Dec 19, 2021 12:45 PM EST

Looking at 2-3 month recovery

Campbell (foot) has a recovery timetable of 2-3 months after undergoing foot surgery and has not been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Mike Chappell of FOX59/CBS4 Sports reports.

Analysis: The most optimistic outcome would have Campbell returning in two months to face the Patriots in Week 15. He'll likely need some time to get up to speed once his rehab is complete, but a return late in the regular season or for the playoffs, should the Colts make it, is on the table for the third-year wideout. Campbell will need to be removed from IR in order to resume playing.

Oct 22, 2021 12:23 PM EST

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