INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts announced today that safety J.J. Wilcox has been upgraded to questionable for Saturday's Wild Card round matchup against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
Wilcox was originally labeled as doubtful on Friday after being listed on that day's practice report with an ankle injury.
A sixth-year veteran, Wilcox signed with the Colts as a free agent on Dec. 18, and has appeared in two games with Indy, collecting two tackles on defense and two special teams tackles.
The Colts are hoping to have other reinforcements at the safety position Saturday, most notably starting strong safety Clayton Geathers, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, but practiced on Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 13. He is officially listed as questionable.
Two Colts players, wide receiver Ryan Grant and defensive tackle/end Tyquan Lewis, have already been ruled out of Saturday's game, while six players — Geathers, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, wide receiver Zach Pascal, defensive end Jabaal Sheard and Wilcox — are questionable.