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E.J. Speed

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28 yrs


6'4'' / 227 lbs


Tarleton State


Career-high tackle total Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Speed recorded 13 tackles (10 solo) in Saturday's 23-19 loss versus the Texans.

Over 16 games this season, Speed recorded 102 tackles (78 solo) including a sack and three forced fumbles. It was a career-best year for him in essentially every category. He has one more season on his current contract and currently figures to play a significant role at linebacker for the Colts again in 2024.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

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2022 27 IND 17 5 99 258th3152332773%20110020

Leading tackler in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Speed finished Sunday's 23-20 win over the Raiders with 12 tackles (eight solo).

It's the third-straight game Speed has finished with double-digit tackles and has 34 tackles since missing Week 14 with a knee injury. He's up to a career-high 89 tackles over 15 games this season.

Records 13 tackles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Speed finished with 13 tackles (10 solo), including a tackle for a loss, and two passes defensed in the Colts' 29-10 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Speed now has 23 tackles in two games since returning from a knee injury. The fifth-year pro has set a career high in tackles this season with 78. The linebacker also has four pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

Ten tackles in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Speed had ten total tackles in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

Speed missed the previous game with a knee injury but returned and had a big impact. He started at weak-side linebacker and played on 52 of the defense's 58 snaps.

Goes through walkthrough

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Speed (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's walk-through.

Per Nate, head coach Shane Steichen noted Tuesday that Speed is "feeling good" about his knee. His status for Saturday's contest against the Steelers will become more clear once his participation in practices is known. Speed has 55 tackles (41 solo), including one sack, and two forced fumbles in 12 games this season.

Making progress in recovery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Coach Shane Steichen said Tuesday that Speed (knee) is "feeling good" and "will be all right," Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Speed is looking unlikely for Saturday's game against the Steelers after having missed Week 14, but the Colts are optimistic he's at least avoided a long-term injury. If Speed is forced to miss Week 15, Ronnie Harrison will likely receive another opportunity to start at weakside linebacker.

Won't play Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-09

Speed (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest against the Bengals.

Speed popped up on the Colts' injury report Wednesday and did not participate in Thursday's practice. He was able to log a limited session Friday but the knee issue appears severe enough that he will miss his first game of the year. In Speed's absence, Segun Olubi or Grant Stuard could draw the start at weakside linebacker for Sunday's game.

Could play Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-08

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

The 28-year-old linebacker could be trending in the right direction to play Sunday, as he went from not participating in Thursday's practice to limited work Friday. If Speed is unable to suit up in Week 14, expect Grant Stuard and Cameron McGrone to see increased work in the Colts' linebacker corps.

Pops up on injury report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

Speed (knee) was non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate.

The Colts only completed a walkthrough Wednesday and did not hold a typical practice, so Speed's absence may not mean much. There is also no other indication the 28-year-old suffered an injury in Sunday's win over the Titans. However, his practice status Thursday should bring more clarity to his potential status for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.

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