AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 179 1.5 2 0 0

Top Zaire Franklin News

  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: NFL's second leading tackler in '23

    Franklin recorded nine tackles (three solo) in Saturday's 23-19 loss versus the Texans.

    Over 16 games this season, Franklin recorded 179 tackles (107 solo) including 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Somehow, he improved on his monster year in 2022, finishing with more total tackles than everyone in the league except for Bobby Wagner (183). He's under contract for 2024 and currently projects to start at middle linebacker for the Colts come Week 1.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Continues to lead NFL in tackles

    Franklin registered 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Raiders.

    Franklin is now up to 170 tackles on the season, which surpasses his previous career high of 167 he set in 2022. He's reached that mark in two less games and still leads the league in tackles ahead of Bobby Wagner and Foye Oluokun. Franklin has a chance to seal the annual tackle leader title in the Colts' regular-season finale against the Texans on Saturday.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Logs double-digit tackles

    Franklin compiled 12 tackles (nine solo) and a pass deflection during Indianapolis' 29-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

    Franklin recorded double-digit tackles for the tenth time in 14 games this season and also compiled the second most on the team in Sunday's matchup. The 27-year-old is now just six tackles shy of his career-best 167 that he compiled last season.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Posts big tackle total Week 14

    Franklin racked up 14 tackles (six solo), including one for loss, in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.

    Franklin led the Colts in stops in the contest with his ninth double-digit tackle effort of the campaign. The linebacker has been on a bit of a downswing with 13 stops over his previous two games combined, but he bounced back in a big way against the Browns. Franklin leads the NFL with 144 total tackles this season.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Posts double-digit tackles

    Franklin compiled 15 tackles (12 solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's 10-6 win over the Patriots.

    Franklin once again piled up the tackles, recording a double-digit total for the eighth time in nine games. The 27-year-old remains the league leader in the category with 117 on the season. Now, Indianapolis heads into its bye week before a matchup with Tampa Bay in Week 12.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Good to go Sunday

    Franklin (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots in Frankfurt, Germany, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

    Franklin -- who sat out last week's win over Carolina -- had been listed as questionable heading into Sunday, after the knee injury kept him from practicing Wednesday before he upgraded to limited activity Thursday and then full participation Friday. Based on how he was able to finish the week of practice, Franklin isn't expected to face any restrictions Sunday. He should once again shape up as an elite IDP option after tallying double-digit tackles in all but one of his first eight appearances of the season.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Could play Sunday

    Franklin (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    The 27-year-old linebacker seems to be trending in the right direction to play this Sunday, as he went from not practicing Wednesday to logging a full session Friday. Franklin has been integral to Indianapolis' defense this year, recording 104 total tackles, including two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in eight games. Segun Olubi is expected to have an increased workload if Franklin is unable to suit up this weekend.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Misses practice again Wednesday

    Franklin (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Franklin missed last Sunday's game against the Panthers with the knee injury. Despite the missed contest, Franklin still leads the league with 102 combined tackles and 64 of the solo variety. He'll try to get back out on the field for Week 10 against the Patriots in Germany.

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  • Colts' Zaire Franklin: Inactive Sunday

    Franklin (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    The starting middle linebacker was listed as questionable Friday and then doubtful Saturday after missing practice all week. Franklin has 102 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2023. His absence should open up playing time for Segun Olubi.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 27
School: Syracuse
Experience: 6