Colts Place DT DeForest Buckner On COVID-19 List

     

The Colts announced they have placed DT DeForest Buckner on the COVID-19 list. 

Buckner is a star and a key piece to the Indianapolis defense, so any time missed would be a huge blow to the Colts. 

Buckner, 26, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $18.19 million contract when the 49ers picked up his fifth-year option last year. 

San Francisco traded Buckner to the Colts for a first-round pick this past offseason. Indianapolis promptly signed Buckner to a four-year, $84 million extension. 

In 2020, Buckner has appeared in 10 games for the Colts and recorded 41 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one recovery, a safety and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 interior defender out of 128 qualifying players.

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