INDIANAPOLIS —Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said today that wide receivers Parris Campbell and T.Y. Hilton have been ruled out of Sunday's Week 11 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee), meanwhile, was a full participant all week and will start on Sunday, Reich said.
The Colts have one player, cornerback Pierre Desir, ruled doubtful; two players — tight end Mo Alie-Cox and running back Jordan Wilkins — are questionable.
» Campbell will miss his second straight game after suffering a fractured hand in the Colts' Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Campbell's absence on Sunday means that Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin (depending on his injured neck) could all get added snaps on offense; the team also has Deon Cain and Chad Williams on its practice squad if needed.
» Hilton will also miss his second straight game after suffering a calf injury during a non-contact portion of practice on Oct. 30; the four-time Pro Bowler was initially given a three-to-four week window to return to game action. With Hilton and rookie Parris Campbell out again on Sunday, then Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin (depending on his injured neck) should see added snaps at wide receiver; the team also has Deon Cain and Chad Williams on its practice squad if needed.
» Desir continues to battle a nagging hamstring injury he suffered back in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. After the bye week, Desir was able to play Week 7 against the Houston Texans — finishing with seven tackles and two passes defensed, as well as his first interception of the season — but the veteran cornerback has sat out the last three games. If Desir makes it four straight on Sunday, look for rookies Rock Ya-Sin, Marvell Tell III and Shakial Taylor, as well as Quincy Wilson, to get added snaps at cornerback opposite starter Kenny Moore II.
» Alie-Cox (hip) first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, and he did not participate in practice all week The second-year tight end this season has played in all nine games with one start, and has five receptions for 49 yards on the year. If Alie-Cox is limited or can't play Sunday against the Jaguars, then Jack Doyle (depending on his injured shoulder) and Eric Ebron could be in line for more offensive snaps; the Colts also have tight end Ian Bunting on their practice squad if needed.
» Wilkins suffered an ankle injury in last Sunday's game against the Dolphins and didn't return; he was a non-participant in all three practices this week. On the season, Wilkins, who has played in all nine games with one start, has 27 carries for 165 yards, as well as four receptions for 27 yards; his 6.1 yards-per-carry average ranks sixth in the NFL among players with at least 20 rushing attempts. Those in line to get more action at running back behind starter Marlon Mack on Sunday should Wilkins be limited or out include Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Williams; the team also has recently-signed running back Darius Jackson on its practice squad if needed.
» Brissett suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, causing him to miss last Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins as a precaution. But Brissett was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, which Reich said would clear the path for him starting this Sunday against the Jaguars. Brian Hoyer, who completed 18-of-39 passes for 204 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions last week against Miami, continues to serve as Brissett's backup.
Here is Friday's practice report, with their designation for Sunday's game (if applicable):
» DNP: TE Mo Alie-Cox (hip; questionable); DT/DE Denico Autry (not injury related; rest); WR Parris Campbell (hand; out); tackle Anthony Castonzo (not injury related; rest); cornerback Pierre Desir (hamstring; doubtful); safety Clayton Geathers (not injury related; rest); wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (calf; out); defensive end Justin Houston (not injury related; rest); linebacker Darius Leonard (abdomen); running back Jordan Wilkins (ankle; questionable)
» Limited: N/A
» Full: QB Jacoby Brissett (knee); TE Jack Doyle (shoulder); WR Ashton Dulin (neck); S Malik Hooker (knee); DE Jabaal Sheard (not injury related; rest)