Aug 20, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;   Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Alec Pierce (14) catches the ball during pregame warm-up before the game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Mandatory Credit: Grace Hollars-USA TODAY Sports

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard, WR Alec Pierce out vs. Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard and rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce have been ruled out of this weekend’s road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Frank Reich said Friday.

Leonard, who underwent back surgery in the offseason, missed the Colts’ 20-20 tie to the Houston Texans last Sunday.

Reich, however, said the three-time Pro Bowl selection was making progress after being a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. The Colts held a walkthrough on Friday.

Pierce sustained a concussion during the season opener. The second-round pick did not practice Wednesday and was listed as a limited participant in the following day’s practice.

Per Reich, wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (quadriceps) will be listed as questionable on the injury report.

Pittman sat out practice on Thursday, four days after reeling in nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.

Cornerback Kenny Moore II (hip) and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (hip) will be listed as questionable on the injury report, Reich said.

–Field Level Media

Sep 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman (11) catches the ball while New York Jets cornerback Pierre Desir (35) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Colts activate WR Pittman from injured list

The Indianapolis Colts activated wide receiver Michael Pittman from the injured reserve list on Saturday, in time for their game against the Lions in Detroit on Sunday.

In a corresponding move, the Lions waived WR Daurice Fountain.

The Colts selected Pittman, a product of Southern California, in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. He sustained a leg injury in Week 3 that required surgery.

Pittman played in the first three games (one start) of the season and caught nine passes for 73 yards. He finished his USC career 12th on the Trojans’ career receptions list with 171.

Fountain started the season on the practice squad and was moved the active roster on Sept. 16. He had two receptions for 23 yards. The Colts selected him in the fifth round of the 2018 draft.

–Field Level Media