Parris Campbell

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

Parris Campbell News

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

Recovering from foot surgery

Campbell underwent foot surgery Friday that could potentially end his season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Campbell landed on injured reserve earlier this week with the foot injury, and he's expected to face an extended absence while going through his recovery. The 24-year-old caught 10 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown in five games this season. Michael Pittman, Zach Pascal and T.Y. Hilton (quad) should continue operating at Indianapolis' top three wideouts.

Oct 22, 2021 7:42 AM EST

Hits IR

Campbell (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Campbell can't seem to stay healthy, playing just a combined nine games between 2019 and 2020 and finding himself on injured reserve yet again in 2021. Even when he was healthy, Campbell managed to rack up just 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets through five games this season. With him out of commission, T.Y. Hilton (quad) figures to handle as many reps as he can moving forward along with Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal.

Oct 19, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Foot injury serious

Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Campbell (foot) is dealing with a serious injury and will miss time, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Reich did not rule out Campbell's injury being season-ending, saying "it's too soon to tell," per Erickson. It's a brutal turn of events for Campbell, who not only is coming off back-to-back impressive performances, but could now potentially be dealing with a season-ending injury for the third time in as many years. It looks like the 2019 second-round pick, who has only appeared in 14 games in his NFL career, is destined for a stint on IR at the very least. On a brighter note for Indianapolis, T.Y. Hilton (quadricep) has avoided a severe injury and is considered day-to-day.

Oct 18, 2021 12:06 PM EST

Injures foot Sunday

Campbell has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Texans after suffering a foot injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Prior to his exit from the contest, Campbell caught his only target for a 51-yard TD. In his absence, T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman will head the Colts' Week 6 wideout corps.

Oct 17, 2021 11:14 AM EST

Not injured in Monday's loss

Updating a previous report, Campbell isn't dealing with an injury following Monday's 31-25 overtime loss to the Ravens, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: When head coach Frank Reich met with the media Tuesday and detailed the Colts' list of injured players coming out of the Week 5 loss, he mentioned that Campbell was dealing with knee and ankle injuries. After further clarification, Reich said the "Campbell" he was referring to was safety Ibraheim Campbell, not Parris. With that in mind, the wideout looks like he won't be at any risk of missing the Colts' next contest Sunday against the Texans.

Oct 12, 2021 12:25 PM EST

Banged up after Monday's loss

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Campbell sustained knee and ankle injuries in Monday's 31-25 overtime loss to the Ravens, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Suiting up Monday for the fourth time in five games, Campbell logged 38 of the Colts' 69 offensive snaps in the loss, finishing with season highs across the board in receptions (four), targets (six) and yards (56). Though he wasn't forced out of the game at any point, Campbell appears to have gotten banged up along the way, which could make it a challenge for him to gain clearance for the Colts' Week 7 contest against the Texans. The Colts will hold their first practice of the week Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2021 12:06 PM EST

Looks good Monday

Campbell caught four of six targets for 56 yards in Monday night's 31-25 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Campbell started well, securing a couple gains for first downs early in the game. Although the speedster subsequently had a drop just before halftime, Campbell overall turned in his best showing of the season, with only fellow wideout Michael Pittman being targeted more often. Despite it coming in a losing effort, Campbell will strive to continue his progress in Week 6 versus the Texans.

Oct 11, 2021 9:41 PM EST

Just two receptions Sunday

Campbell had two receptions for 22 yards on three targets in Sunday's win at Miami.

Analysis: Campbell's playing time was down as he was used on 31 of the offense's 71 snaps as the Colts used fewer three-receiver sets while the running game was going well (Jonathan Taylor had 103 yards rushing). Campbell still has upside if Indy's passing game gets in high gear, but Sunday's win showed Indy may be best when focused on the run.

Oct 4, 2021 3:34 PM EST

Just two receptions Sunday

Campbell had two receptions for nine yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Tennessee.

Analysis: Campbell started as an outside receiver opposite Michael Pittman and played on 49 of the offense's 61 snaps. He saw a healthy amount of playing time (Pascal had 54 snaps and Pittman had 57) as well. Both are positives after he missed last week's game with an abdomen injury. He wasn't very productive, however, but that could be a by-product of Carson Wentz playing on sore ankles. Campbell still has upside if Indy's passing game can get on track.

Sep 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST

Cleared for Week 3

Campbell (abdomen) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Campbell started the week with consecutive limited practices but was cleared after a full practice Friday. Quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) also progressed Friday, logging a limited session after a pair of absences to earn a questionable tag. Campbell has some intriguing upside against the porous Titans secondary, but he's unlikely to realize that upside if Wentz sits.

Sep 24, 2021 12:26 PM EST

Remains limited Thursday

Campbell (abdomen) logged a second consecutive limited practice Thursday.

Analysis: Campbell's trying to get back in the lineup in Week 3 against Tennessee after sitting out last week's loss to the Rams, but his status remains up in the air after back-to-back limited sessions. Fellow wide receiver Zach Pascal (illness) practiced fully Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice, while quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) remained sidelined for the second day in a row.

Sep 23, 2021 1:21 PM EST

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