Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver Donte Moncrief will be active against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. This marks the first time that Moncrief will take the field since injuring his shoulder during the Colts’ Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Moncrief played in only nine snaps in that game as well.
So far this season, the 23-year-old has tallied seven receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. Moncrief, who played his collegiate football at the University of Mississippi, was selected by the Colts in the third-round (90th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He had a decent rookie campaign, hauling in 32 catches for 444 yards and three scores, but it was his 2015 campaign where he started to make a significant impact. Moncrief caught 64 passes for 733 yards and reached the endzone six times last season.
Prior to his injury, Moncrief was looked at as a very reliable No. 2 option in Indianapolis’ aerial attack alongside fellow wide out T.Y. Hilton. Obviously, due to the shoulder ailment, that has not been able to come to fruition thus far. However, the 6-2, 220-pounder will now get a chance to prove why many felt he and Hilton were such a dangerous combination.
The Colts, who were expected by many to be one of the top teams in the AFC this season, have trudged out to a 3-4 start and are just 1-2 in the dreadful AFC South division. Clearly, head coach Chuck Pagano’s club is in dire need of a win against the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.