Shaquille Lenoard can consider his number called.
According to multiple reporters on the Colts beat, head coach Frank Reich said on Friday that the All-Pro linebacker will play in Sunday’s game against the Commanders.
However, with Leonard coming off several injuries, Reich said Leonard will be on a pitch count.
“We feel he’s the best defensive player in the league,” Reich said, via Nate Atkins of the Indianapolis Star.
Leonard was on the field for limited snaps a few weeks ago in the Colts’ loss to the Titans at home. He recorded a pair of tackles before exiting due to injury.
Ryan is dealing with a Grade 2 shoulder separation, but would have been benched regardless in favor of second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger this week.
Shaquille Leonard will play with pitch count, Kwity Paye and Matt Ryan out originally appeared on Pro Football Talk