Colts activate Buckner off COVID-19 list
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The Indianapolis Colts have activated defensive tackle DeForest Buckner off the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Friday.

Buckner tested positive for the coronavirus last week and missed the Colts' pivotal AFC South matchup against the Tennessee Titans as a result.

The interior rusher is now eligible to play in Week 13 versus the Houston Texans.

Buckner, 26, is in the midst of a strong campaign and should be in contention for All-Pro honors. He's amassed 41 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery through 10 games in 2020.

Indianapolis was also missing versatile lineman Denico Autry last week after he was deemed a close contact, but the team activated him from the COVID-19 list Thursday.

The Colts sit second in the AFC South at 7-4 and currently occupy the conference's final wild-card spot.

Colts activate Buckner off COVID-19 list
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