Hilton remains a free agent, but the Colts haven't closed the door on re-signing him, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: The 32-year-old wideout reportedly wants to play another season, and the only team he's ever played for still has a need at his position. Of course, part of the reason the Colts have a need at wide receiver is that they didn't get much from Hilton last year -- 331 yards and three TDs in 10 games. New QB Matt Ryan could use some more weapons alongside third-year wideout Michael Pittman.
Apr 22, 2022 12:34 PM EST
Hilton recorded two receptions on five targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Hilton matched his season of five targets, notching that mark for the fifth time. Though he managed an explosive 33-yard gain in the first quarter, he failed to top 40 receiving yards for the seventh time in 10 games on the campaign. With the Colts season now over and his performance clearly in decline, Hilton said after the game that he will take time to ponder his future with retirement being a possibility, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Jan 9, 2022 6:16 PM EST
Hilton recorded one reception on three targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: Hilton made his lone catch of the game count, and he's now scored a touchdown in consecutive games. However, the circumstances of the score were quite fortuitous, as Carson Wentz launched an ill-advised pass that bounced off of a pair of defenders and into the waiting arms of Hilton in the end zone. Assuming the Colts' wide receiver corps remains healthy heading into a Week 18 matchup against Jacksonville, Hilton isn't likely to see a significant role in the offense.
Jan 2, 2022 8:39 PM EST
Hilton reeled in four of five passes for 51 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's 22-16 victory at Arizona.
Analysis: Hilton has taken a back seat in the receiving corps to Michael Pittman on the campaign, but an absent Zach Pascal, who landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Saturday, allowed the 10th-year wideout to match his season high in targets. Moreover, Hilton pulled off his second TD and second 20-yard-plus catch (39 yards, to be precise) in eight appearances. If Pascal is able to return in the Colts' next game Sunday, Jan. 2 against the Raiders, Hilton may find difficulty making much of an impact in the box score.
Dec 25, 2021 9:19 PM EST
Hilton caught his only target for 19 yards in Saturday's 27-17 win over New England.
Analysis: Hilton became the Colts' de facto No. 1 wide receiver after Michael Pittman was ejected in the third quarter, but Indianapolis was nursing a sizable lead and thus didn't heavily involve Hilton. The 32-year-old veteran has caught more than two passes only once this season, and that was back in his Week 6 season debut. That four-catch, 80-yard performance also marks the only time Hilton has eclipsed the 30-yard mark.
Dec 20, 2021 8:09 AM EST
Hilton caught both his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans.
Analysis: Hilton ranked fourth on the Colts in targets, trailing Michael Pittman, Nyheim Hines and Zach Pascal. While he managed to haul in both of his looks, there wasn't much receiving production to go around on a day the Colts rushed 48 times while nursing a sizeable second-half lead. The veteran Hilton will now rest up over the bye week before returning with difficult matchups against the Patriots and Cardinals.
Dec 5, 2021 1:48 PM EST
Hilton brought in four of five targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran speedster was able to notch his first touchdown since Week 17 of last season when he recorded a four-yard scoring grab late in the first half. Hilton's four receptions also equaled his season high in that category, but his sparse yardage totals significantly cap his fantasy value in any game where he can't supplement them with a touchdown. Hilton does draw a fantasy-friendly matchup in Week 13, when the Colts pay a visit to the Texans.
Nov 28, 2021 3:41 PM EST
Hilton (toe) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: After logging a limited session Wednesday due to a toe issue, Hilton was listed as a full participant on Thursday's estimated injury report, setting himself up to play Week 12. He capped the week with a full practice and indeed will be out there Sunday. Despite logging between 39 and 63 percent of snaps in his four appearances this season, Hilton has a modest 9-127-0 line on 16 targets.
Nov 26, 2021 12:48 PM EST
Hilton (toe) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's practice estimate.
Analysis: The wideout logged a limited session Wednesday, but Hilton's listed participation in Thursday's walk-through paves the way for him to suit up for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Barring any setbacks, Hilton is in line to head into the weekend minus a Week 12 injury designation.
Nov 25, 2021 10:46 AM EST
Hilton (toe) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: It remains to be seen if Hilton's toe issue is a result of an injury he sustained during Week 11 action or is something that occurred during Wednesday's practice. Over his last three games, the veteran wideout -- who logged 28 of a possible 62 snaps in this past Sunday's win over the Bills -- has combined for a total of five catches on 12 targets for 47 yards.
Nov 24, 2021 1:06 PM EST
Hilton brought in both targets for 26 yards in the Colts' 41-15 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran speedster did what he could with his scant opportunities, and at least he was far from alone as far as Colts pass catchers generating meager production. Carson Wentz threw for just 106 yards overall, so Hilton's modest numbers can certainly explained away fairly easily. However, the 32-year-old hasn't cleared 30 receiving yards in any of his last three contests, a matter he'll try to rectify against the Buccaneers in Week 12.
Nov 21, 2021 3:39 PM EST
Hilton (concussion) secured one of five targets for five yards in the Colts' 23-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Analysis: Hilton's inefficient showing was the latest disappointment in what's turned out to be a debacle of a season for the veteran thus far. After missing the first five games with a serious neck injury, Hilton was subsequently absent for two more due to a thigh injury and a concussion suffered in his return from that injury in Week 8. Having gotten through Sunday unscathed, Hilton will take on the task of trying to build up his numbers against a tough Bills defense in Week 11.
Nov 14, 2021 3:19 PM EST
Hilton (concussion) has been cleared to suit up for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Hilton has made just two appearances this season due to a variety of injuries, the most recent one a concussion suffered on Oct. 31. He sat out Week 9 as he worked his way through the concussion protocol, but after getting in a full practice Thursday he was able to speak to the media Friday. "I feel good," Hilton told Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis. Merely holding a press conference implied Hilton met with an independent neurologist and had the OK to return, but Reich confirmed as much afterward. Hilton will join Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal as the top wide receivers for Carson Wentz (illness), assuming he's available, this weekend.
Nov 12, 2021 11:16 AM EST
Hilton (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Hilton, who was limited Wednesday, shed his non-contact jersey Thursday, per Stephen Holder of The Athletic. With that, the wideout is trending toward gaining clearance to play Sunday against the Jaguars, an outcome that could be cemented by Friday afternoon, once the Colts' final Week 10 injury report is released.
Nov 11, 2021 2:51 PM EST
Hilton (concussion) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Per Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis, Hilton's return to practice is an important step in his path toward clearing the NFL's concussion protocol and suggests that the wideout has a shot to return to action for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Between a previous neck injury and the concussion that sidelined him in Week 9, Hilton has been limited to two regular-season games this season.
Nov 10, 2021 2:12 PM EST
Hilton (concussion) is slated to practice Wednesday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The report indicates that the wideout is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, which suggests that he'll be officially listed as a limited participant. Hilton's looming return to practice does, however, bode well for his chances of gaining to clearance to play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Nov 10, 2021 9:39 AM EST
Hilton (concussion) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Coach Frank Reich confirmed that Hilton is in the concussion protocol as he ruled the veteran wide receiver out for Thursday Night Football. Hilton caught two of five targets for 16 yards before being forced out of Sunday's overtime loss to the Titans, and he had been nursing a quadriceps issue leading up to the game. With Hilton ruled out, Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal will once again serve the clear top two wideouts for Carson Wentz.
Nov 1, 2021 8:17 AM EST
Hilton is being evaluated for a concussion, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Prior to exiting Sunday's game, Hilton caught two of his five targets for 16 yards. The wideout approached the contest listed as questionable with a quad issue, but was able to suit up after sitting out Week 7 action.
Oct 31, 2021 12:59 PM EST
Hilton (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Following a one-game absence due to the quad injury, Hilton will return to the lineup after he concluded Week 8 prep as a full participant at practice. Head coach Frank Reich mentioned Friday that he was pleased with how Hilton looked in practice this week, but it's possible the wideout is eased back into the mix with a more limited snap count than usual. Before exiting early in his lone appearance of the season Week 6 against Houston, Hilton played 24 snaps and notched four receptions for 80 yards on four targets.
Oct 31, 2021 8:33 AM EST
There's optimism that Hilton (quad) will suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Analysis: Hilton missed the Colts' Week 7 win over the 49ers, but coach Frank Reich noted that he "thought (Hilton) looked good" at practice and the fact that the wideout was listed as a full participant in Friday's session is encouraging. Fortunately for those considering Hilton in their fantasy lineups this week, Indianapolis kicks off against Tennessee at 1:00 ET on Sunday.
Oct 31, 2021 5:22 AM EST
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