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Khari Willis: Retires from NFL
Willis has announced his retirement from the NFL to pursue a future in the ministry, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Willis was drafted by the Colts in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and was a consistent producer in Indianapolis' secondary over the past three seasons. He ends his career with 219 tackles, 11 pass deflections, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and one defensive touchdown. The Colts added veterans Rodney McLeod and Armani Watts in free agency this offseason and traded up to draft Nick Cross, so the trio of newcomers will likely absorb the majority Willis' missing snaps in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Only 11 appearances in 2021
Willis recorded 63 tackles (43 solo), 1.5 sacks, five pass breakups, two interceptions and one fumble recovery across 11 games in 2021.
Willis missed a total of six games this season due to groin and calf injuries, plus a stint in the league's COVID-19 protocols. When healthy, Willis did handle a starting role, providing modest value in IDP formats due to his tackle numbers. The 25-year-old is set to play out the final year of his rookie contract with Indianapolis during the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Activated from COVID-19 list
The Colts activated Willis (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.
Willis landed on the COVID-19 list late last week after testing positive for the virus, but he'll now be able to return to practice. The 2019 fourth-rounder will likely be available to start in Sunday's game against the Raiders.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Heading to COVID-19 list
The Colts placed Willis (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
Per Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston, all 18 players that landed on the COVID-19 list Saturday tested positive for the virus. Willis thus will sit out Saturday's game in Arizona and also may be in danger sitting out Week 17 versus the Raiders. With Andrew Sendejo (concussion) also sidelined, the Colts will be down to Jahleel Addae, George Odum and practice squad call-up Will Redmond at safety Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Ties season high with nine tackles
Willis totaled nine tackles (five solo) and a tackle for loss in Saturday's 27-17 win over the Patriots.
Willis tied his highest tackle total of the season, matching his output from Week 6 against Houston. His contributions helped the Colts shut New England out through three quarters, as the final score doesn't do the dominant victory justice.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Set for return
Willis (calf) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
Willis was sidelined by the calf issue since Week 9 and has missed four games since. He's likely to immediately step back into a big role defensively, as he recorded a snap rate of 90 percent or more in four of his seven games on the campaign. Willis has recorded 40 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions in his seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Has chance to play Sunday
Coach Frank Reich said Friday that he is "optimistic" Willis (calf) will be active for Sunday's matchup with the Texans, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Willis was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and has practiced three days in a row. However, if he is going to be available for the first time since Week 8, the Colts will have to activate him from IR by Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Before suffering his calf injury, Willis registered 40 tackles, two interceptions and 1.5 sacks in six games.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Receives return designation
Willis (calf) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.
Willis has been sidelined since Week 8 by the calf injury, but he's now been cleared to take the practice field. The 25-year-old will have a 21-day practice window during which he can be reinstated to the active roster, otherwise he'll revert to injured reserve for the rest of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Not returning yet
Coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Willis (calf) will not return to practice yet, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Willis has missed the requisite three games since being placed on IR, but the Colts are still evaluating his recovery. The starting safety is eligible to retake the field as early as Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers, but Indianapolis may opt to hold him out longer if questions about his health still linger.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Placed on IR
Willis (calf) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Willis had already been ruled out for Thursday night's matchup against the Jets, but he'll be forced to miss at least three games with a calf injury. George Odum will likely serve as the starting strong safety across the next few weeks.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Out Thursday
Willis (calf) is out for Thursday's against the the Jets.
Willis left Sunday's game against the Titans early with the injury and was never able to get a practice in this week. His absence will leave a big hole in the Colts secondary, which already has multiple pieces on IR. George Odum will likely have to step up and start at strong safety.... See More ... See Less
Colts' Khari Willis: Downgraded to out
Willis (calf) won't return Sunday against Tennessee, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Willis has been ruled out with a calf problem, and his absence poses a big problem for the Colts, as they'll now be forced to play the rest of the game with George Odum as Willis' replacement. Odum and Andrew Sendejo, the third and fourth safeties on the depth chart, figure to see a sizable increase on snaps as a result.... See More ... See Less
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|School: Michigan State|