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Indianapolis Colts optimistic that Eric Ebron will play vs. Titans

Eric Ebron, Colts

The Indianapolis Colts will face their biggest game since the 2014-15 AFC Championship Game on Sunday, as they will take on the Tennessee Titans to determine who will be heading to the playoffs between the two AFC South rivals.

Here is some good news for Colts fans: tight end Eric Ebron looks like he will be able to play this weekend after suffering a concussion during the team’s win over the New York Giants last Sunday.

According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich says that he is optimistic about Ebron receiving final clearance through the league’s concussion protocol, which would make him eligible to play against the Titans.

After a rough 2017 campaign with the Detroit Lions that resulted in Ebron receiving boos from the Detroit faithful throughout the year, the 25-year-old has rebounded nicely with the Colts in 2018, hauling in 62 receptions for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns en route to his first Pro Bowl selection.

Ebron, who played his collegiate football at the University of North Carolina, was originally selected by the Lions with the 10th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He spent the first four years of his career with the Lions and actually developed into one of the more reliable tight ends in the league by his third year, catching 61 passes for 711 yards and a score that season.

However, things took a turn for the worse last year, and Ebron clearly needed a change of scenery.

The Colts are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.