Parris Campbell

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

Parris Campbell News

Fully healthy

Campbell was cleared last week and is officially good to go moving forward, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Campbell has had some tough luck with injuries early in his career but the 2019 second-round pick appears to finally be healthy again. He's coming off of a season in which he played just 63 offensive snaps in two games and recorded six catches for 71 yards, which follows just a seven-game rookie campaign due to injury. Still, he's just heading into his age 23 season, so there is still reason to believe he could have a breakout campaign in store if he remains healthy.

May 19, 2021 9:23 AM EST


Still has GM's confidence

General manager Chris Ballard said that Campbell (knee) will be "a valuable member of [the Colts] moving forward" and called the 23-year-old's recent injuries "bad luck," George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Ballard made clear that Campbell remains in good standing with Indianapolis' coaching staff despite having begun his career with back-to-back injury-plagued seasons. Campbell flashed a bit of his tantalizing upside against Jacksonville back in Week 1, securing six of nine catches for 71 yards, but he suffered what proved to be a season-ending knee injury after playing just two offensive snaps the next game. After undergoing October surgery to address both MCL and PCL injuries in his left knee, Campbell's next task will be returning to full health in time to begin the Colts' offseason program. With T.Y. Hilton scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, Campbell is facing prime opportunity to lock in one of Indianapolis' top receiver spots alongside Michael Pittman for 2021.

Jan 14, 2021 4:56 PM EST



Likely done for season

The Colts aren't expecting Campbell (knee) to return from injured reserve this season, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Citing a team source, Keefer relays that it would take a "minor miracle" for Campbell to play again in 2020 after the wideout required surgery in October to address injuries to the MCL and PCL in his left knee. The 23-year-old has now had both of his first two professional seasons end early due to injuries, as he was limited to just seven appearances as a rookie. Campbell played in just two games in 2020, hauling in six of nine targets for 71 yards in a season-opening loss to the Jaguars before exiting with the knee injury on the first drive of the Colts' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

Dec 2, 2020 8:19 AM EST


Will undergo surgery soon

Campbell (knee) is scheduled for a procedure to address his left MCL and PCL injuries in the near future, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Campbell isn't ruled out for the season, but a timetable for the second-year pro's recovery still remains undisclosed. The 23-year-old looked electric in the season opener when he torched Jacksonville for six catches and 71 yards, and with Michael Pittman (knee) now evidently in line for a multi-week absence, it would provide a significant boost for Indianapolis' receiving corps if Campbell were eventually able to return to the lineup.

Sep 28, 2020 2:10 PM EST


Not ruled out for the season

Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Campbell (knee) is not yet officially ruled out for the year, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Reich declined to provide a timetable for Campbell's recovery, or specify whether he'll require any procedures to repair the sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee, but it at least looks as though the second-year pro could return down the stretch. With rookie second-round pick Michael Pittman (calf) also now nursing what looks like a multi-week injury, the stage appears set for Zach Pascal, Daurice Fountain, Ashton Dulin and Dezmon Patmon to take on expanded roles behind T.Y. Hilton.

Sep 28, 2020 1:35 PM EST



Out at least three weeks

The Colts placed Campbell (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: Indianapolis hasn't outlined a formal timeline for Campbell's return after he sprained the MCL and PCL in his left knee early in Sunday's win over the Vikings, but his move to IR ensures that he'll be sidelined for at least three games. According to George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said Tuesday that Zach Pascal would serve as Campbell's primary replacement at slot receiver, though Indianapolis could take a committee approach to the position that may also result in T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Nyheim Hines getting reps.

Sep 22, 2020 10:29 AM EST


Will miss time

Coach Frank Reich relayed Monday that Campbell, who suffered MCL and PCL injuries in Week 2, is "going to miss some time," Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: At this stage, there's not a clear timetable for Campbell's return and it has yet to be determined if the wideout will require a procedure. That said, it's safe to rule Campbell out for this coming Sunday's game against the Jets. His absence should free up snaps behind top option T.Y. Hilton for rookie Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal, as well as Daurice Fountain and Ashton Dulin, to a lesser degree.

Sep 21, 2020 2:10 PM EST


Sprained MCL and PCL

Campbell is nursing a sprained MCL and PCL and does not yet have an official recovery timetable, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Campbell was initially reported to have only injured his PCL on the second play of Sunday's win over the Vikings, but after undergoing an MRI on Monday damage to his MCL was also revealed. It's good news for Campbell that his ACL was spared, but he now looks in line for another lengthy recovery timeframe after having just dealt with an injury-riddled rookie season in 2019. Rookie second-round pick Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal will handle starting roles across from T.Y. Hilton in three-wide sets.

Sep 21, 2020 10:33 AM EST


Sidelined with PCL injury

Campbell (knee) suffered a PCL injury during Sunday's win over the Vikings and is expected to be out indefinitely, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Campbell had to be carted off the field Sunday after injuring his knee, so it's encouraging to see that he avoided the worst-case scenario of an ACL tear. However, the results of Monday's MRI make it look as though Campbell is in danger of missing significant time. It appears to be only a matter of time before the Colts officially rule Campbell out for Week 3 against the Jets, in which case Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal will be in line to see increased work across from T.Y. Hilton.

Sep 21, 2020 9:46 AM EST


Avoids ACL tear

Campbell didn't suffer a torn ACL during Sunday's 28-11 win against the Vikings, but an MRI will be performed to uncover the nature of his knee injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Whenever a player is carted off the field, as Campbell was Sunday, the worst can be feared, but it appears the second-year wide receiver avoided that scenario in this case. Still, testing will determine both his diagnosis and subsequent prognosis. If Campbell is forced to miss time, Zach Pascal and Michael Pittman will see additional run alongside No. 1 WR T.Y. Hilton.

Sep 20, 2020 3:25 PM EST


Carted off Sunday

Campbell was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury during Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: The injury occurred early in the first quarter of Sunday's game. Campbell struggled with an assortment of injuries in his rookie 2019 season, and this could be another potentially serious issue.

Sep 20, 2020 10:22 AM EST


Leads team in receiving yards

Campbell tallied six receptions on nine targets for 71 yards in Week 1 against the Jaguars. He also chipped in one rush for nine yards.

Analysis: Campbell got off to a fast start, tallying receptions of 21 and 18 yards on the first two offensive possessions. He turned in one additional reception of 17 yards in the second quarter, but was largely quiet thereafter. Campbell tied for the team-lead in targets with T.Y. Hilton, a positive sign that he is in line to take a leap in his second season as a pro. He'll look to build on this effort in the team's Week 2 matchup against the Vikings.

Sep 13, 2020 3:56 PM EST


Practicing fully

Campbell has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: That was confirmed by coach Frank Reich on Thursday, who added that the wideout is "full-go" for practice. Campbell -- whose 2019 rookie season was stalled by injuries -- now looks like the top candidate to work alongside T.Y. Hilton and rookie second-rounder Michael Pittman when the Colts roll with three-wideout formations to start the coming season.

Sep 3, 2020 10:55 AM EST


Makes more progress

Campbell (concussion) practiced for a second consecutive day Wednesday and was not wearing a red non-contact jersey, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: It's not clear if he's been cleared from the concussion protocol, but he's making progress and it looks like he could be ready for Week 1. Campbell entered the protocol after a minor car accident last week. If and when he's healthy, Campbell seems like the top candidate to work with T.Y. Hilton and rookie second-rounder Michael Pittman when the Colts employ three-wide formations.

Sep 2, 2020 11:12 PM EST


Returns to field, still in protocol

Campbell returned to practice Tuesday but remains in the concussion protocol, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Analysis: Campbell entered the protocol after a minor car accident last week. While he was on the field Tuesday, he wore a non-contact jersey, indicating he's still working his way through the five steps to gain clearance. If and when he's healthy, Campbell seems like the top candidate to work with T.Y. Hilton and rookie second-rounder Michael Pittman when the Colts employ three-wide formations.

Sep 1, 2020 10:50 AM EST


Remains in concussion protocol

Campbell (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Friday, Kevin Bowen of 1075thefan.com reports.

Analysis: Campbell, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol after he was in a minor car accident Wednesday, did watch Friday's session from the field, with Bowen noting that "normally, if a player suffers a particularly severe concussion, they would not be attending practice just a couple of days following the injury." Supporting that notion is that coach Frank Reich indicated Friday that Campbell "is going to be fine." While there's no precise timetable for the wideout's return to practice, time is on his side, with the Colts' season opener not until Sept. 13.

Aug 28, 2020 1:49 PM EST


Concussed in car accident

Campbell entered the concussion protocol Wednesday after he was involved in a minor car accident, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Multiple reports suggest the second-year pro has been one of the standout performers at Colts training camp, bouncing back strong after his rookie season was marred by a sports hernia, a broken hand, a fractured foot and a hamstring injury. His bad lack may be carrying over to 2020, but Campbell at least has two and a half weeks to make his way through the concussion protocol before the Colts open their season Sept. 13 at Jacksonville. A Week 1 absence could lead to more snaps for Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal, though neither is similar to Campbell stylistically.

Aug 26, 2020 8:27 AM EST


Looks explosive in camp

Campbell has had a strong training camp so far and has looked explosive, Kevin Bowen of The Fan105.5 FM Indianapolis reports. "He looks strong, fast, smart, explosive, good hands, understands the offense, consistent," head coach Frank Reich said. "It's early but that's what we are looking for from him. Now we just need that to continue to build."

Analysis: The 2019 second-round pick had terrible luck as a rookie, suffering a sports hernia, a broken hand, a fractured foot and a hamstring injury, which limited him to seven games. Reich earlier in the summer mentioned the slot as a place where Campbell can operate, but his speed could see him used in several roles. Either way, a healthy training camp could have him poised for a large role in the offense.

Aug 23, 2020 3:05 AM EST


Returns to health

Campbell (foot) is 100 percent healthy and has been running routes since March or April, Andrew Walker of Colts.com reports.

Analysis: The 2019 second-round pick had terrible luck as a rookie, suffering a sports hernia, a broken hand, a fractured foot and a hamstring injury. He somehow managed to play seven games in between, putting up an 18-127-1 receiving line on 196 offensive snaps. The Colts expect Campbell to handle a much bigger role in Year 2, with coach Frank Reich specifically mentioning the slot as a place where the soon-to-be 23-year-old should thrive. T.Y. Hilton and rookie second-round pick Michael Pittman also are capable of working inside, while Campbell has the size/speed profile to function as an outside receiver if need be. Reich will have plenty of options as he decides how to deploy his wide receivers for new quarterback Philip Rivers.

Jun 23, 2020 9:11 AM EST


More slot work on tap

Colts coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he anticipates Campbell (foot) seeing more reps out of the slot in 2020, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Reich indicated that while he's willing to move Campbell around the formation, the slot may be the best spot for the second-year receiver to find consistent playing time with No. 1 target T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman profiling as the top options out wide. Campbell was limited to just seven games in 2019, with a sports hernia, hamstring injury, broken hand and foot fracture costing him time. Reich noted that Campbell is still going through the final stages of his rehab for the broken foot, so the expectation is that the 22-year-old will be ready to go for the start of training camp.

May 26, 2020 9:04 AM EST


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