Jack Doyle could make his return this week in Oakland.
The Colts tight end will resume practice Wednesday for the first time in over a month and coach Frank Reich didn’t rule out the possibility of him playing Sunday against the Raiders.
“I think there’s a chance that he plays (Sunday),” Reich said Wednesday, via the team’s website.
Doyle, who has been out since Week 3 with a hip injury, was initially hurt in Week 2 against the Redskins, but played through the pain before being pulled. It’s the first time in his six-year career with Indianapolis that he’s missed an extended period of time.
“You can tell Jack is ready, wanting to go and feeling like, ‘Hey, let me do more. Let me do more. Let’s go.’ I certainly appreciate that about him, and T.Y. (Hilton) the same,” Reich said of Doyle last week. “I’ve appreciated how dialed in they have stayed to what we are doing, how dialed in they are to what their teammates are doing. That really bodes well for when you do step back in alignment. You just kind of get things rolling again.”
Doyle, 28, caught nine passes for 80 yards in two games prior to being sidelined.
The Raiders (1-5) are slated to host the Colts (2-5) at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday.