The Indianapolis Colts will get a much-needed boost on both ends of the field as linebacker Darius Leonard and rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. are both set to make their return in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, via The Athletic’s Stephen Holder.

The 2019 Pro Bowler in Darius Leonard recently suffered a groin injury in their Week 4 tilt against the Chicago Bears and went on to miss their following games against the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. His looming return will instate a stifling presence back on the Colts’ defense.

On the other hand, Michael Pittman Jr. played in the team’s first three games and compiled nine receptions for 73 yards before being sidelined with a compartment syndrome in his calf. He was eventually placed on the injured reserve list back on October 3.

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In anticipation of their two players’ impending return, the Colts waived third-year wide receiver Daurice Fountain who was previously elevated to the team’s 53-man roster from the practice squad on September 16. The former Northern Iowa standout has played in four games this season and has caught two passes for 23 yards

The Colts currently hold a 4-2 record after winning against the Bengals, 31-27, before having their bye this past week. The Lions recently improved to a 3-3 tally after an intense matchup against the skidding Atlanta Falcons which went to their favor via a 23-22 outcome.

Colts head coach Frank Reich is expecting contributions from both Leonard and Pittman as they look to snag their fifth win of the season and catch up on current AFC South division leader Tennessee Titans.