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Report: Colts’ WR Michael Pittman Jr. clears concussion protocol, listed as questionable for Sunday against Falcons

Indianapolis may have its top wide receiver on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN Colts’ reporter, Stephen Holder.

After hauling in four receptions for 78 yards, Pittman Jr. exited Indianapolis’ Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and did not return due to the concussion injury. Friday’s practice offered a closer look into Pittman Jr’s status. The veteran receiver did practice for a second straight day in a non-red jersey, but he was ultimately limited with a shoulder injury and listed as questionable.

Potentially having Pittman Jr. back in the starting lineup would be massive for the Colts’ offense, which faces one of the NFL’s better pass defenses in going up against the Falcons. Pittman Jr. is on pace to set career-highs in both receiving yards and touchdowns for the season, and he’s been a reliable, go-to target for Colts’ veteran quarterback Gardner Minshew as well.

Through 14 games, Pittman Jr. has 99 receptions for 1,062 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 10.7 yards per reception. With Indy’s top receiving target potentially available for Sunday’s game, he could look to add to those totals and could help the Colts secure their ninth win of the season.