Despite popping up on the injury report Friday, Buckner was not given a designation going into the weekend so he’s expected to play.
Update: The #Colts say DT DeForest Buckner (forearm) was limited in practice, but he has no game status and is good to go for Sunday's opener vs. Jacksonville.
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This, of course, could change between Saturday and Sunday so it will still be something to monitor. But it feels like he was added as more of a precaution than anything else.
Buckner is a vital piece of the defense considering the consistency he brings as an interior pass rusher so hopefully he will be able to suit up against the Jaguars on Sunday.