Tom Pelissero is a reporter for NFL Network and is a contributor for NFL.com. According to his recent tweet, 2019 free agent acquisition Devin Funchess suffered a broken collarbone in the Colts week 1 loss.
Funchess signed a 1 year $10 million contract in March of this year. From that point on he has been penciled in as the team’s number two wide receiver. His first game with his new team started well, he made a tough sideline catch, picking up a big first down in the process. On the day, Funchess had three catches for 32 yards, and based on one watch of the game, had a better debut with the team than other WR2 acquisitions like; Ryan Grant, Kamar Aiken, Phillip Dorsett and Andre Johnson.
Source: #Colts WR Devin Funchess broke his collarbone.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 9, 2019
While we don’t know how long Funchess may be out, exactly how the Colts plan to replace him, or what impact this may have on his long term future with the Colts, one could safely assume Deon Cain will see an increased role going forward.
We will monitor this story going forward and provide any updates that become available.
Per Kevin Bowen, Frank Reich has confirmed that Funchess will be placed on IR.
Frank Reich confirms Devin Funchess will go on IR with a clavicle injury.— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) September 9, 2019