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Clayton Geathers | Defensive Back | #26

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: UCF
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 4 (109) / IND
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Colts S Clayton Geathers (neck, concussion) resumed practicing on Thursday.
It gives Geathers a shot at returning for Week 6 after he went down in last week's Thursday night game. His presence would be a boost for the Colts' injury-destroyed secondary. Oct 11 - 2:30 PM

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Colts S Clayton Geathers was forced from Thursday's game against the Patriots with a neck injury.

Geathers was initially evaluated for a concussion after he took a helmet shot from Sony Michel. He passed the protocol but was then ruled out with his neck ailment. It's yet another injury for a Colts team struggling to keep anyone healthy right now. Geathers has 10 days to get cleared for Week 10 against the Jets.
Oct 5 - 12:52 AM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers (knee, elbow) is questionable for Week 3 against the Eagles.

Geathers played despite his questionable tag in Week 2. He only got in one practice this week, but that may have been for rest purposes. Geathers has played every snap through the first two games.
Sep 21 - 8:39 PM

Colts activated SS Clayton Geathers (knee) from the active/PUP list.

Geathers missed most of 2017 with a neck injury, and has been limited to 14 games over the past two seasons. If he can stay healthy for the rest of training camp, he will be out there opposite Malik Hooker in Week 1. On the rare occasions he's managed to take the field, Geathers has provided positive snaps.
Aug 2 - 3:58 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers (knee) is expected to begin training camp on the PUP list.

He's still recovering from an offseason knee procedure. This comes after Geathers missed most of 2017 with a neck injury. Geather has shown flashes when healthy, but obviously that's been a rarity in recent years.
Jul 20 - 2:44 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers is questionable for training camp.

Geathers hasn't practiced this offseason with an undisclosed injury. He missed 11 games with a neck issue last year, so it's possible he's dealing with a setback. The Colts are hoping to have Geathers and Malik Hooker (knee) for the start of camp.
Jun 16 - 10:41 AM

Colts FS Clayton Geathers is inactive for Week 16 against Baltimore.

Geathers wasn't listed on the injury report, so this is a surprise scratch after he started last week. The Colts are also down CB Rashaan Melvin (hand) for Saturday's game. The rest of the inactives are WR Donte Moncrief, TE Jason Vander Laan, OT Denzelle Good, OL Mark Glowinski, and DT Caraun Reid.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:25:00 PM

Colts activated S Clayton Geathers (neck) from the reserve/PUP list.

LB Josh Perry has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Geathers had been recovering from surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck since last December. He will likely slide in opposite Matthias Farley at safety, though Darius Butler could keep seeing some snaps at the back end.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said SS Clayton Geathers (neck, PUP) will resume practicing next week.

Geathers has been on the shelf since suffering a neck injury last December. Pagano said he'll be limited to non-contact work initially. The Colts will have three weeks to activate Geathers from the PUP list once he resumes practicing.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers (neck, PUP) will begin practicing within "a week maybe two weeks."

"He's getting closer," coach Chuck Pagano said. Geathers has been sidelined since injuring his neck last December and requiring surgery for a bulging disc. Geathers is an impact box safety, particularly against the run. First-round rookie Malik Hooker has free safety locked down, while second-year UDFA SS Matthias Farley has played reasonably well. Geathers could play linebacker.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 09:16:00 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers (neck) will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list, missing at least six games.

Geathers underwent "last resort" offseason surgery, and is without a timetable for a return. It's within the realm of possibility that he could miss the entire 2017 season. He'll be a big absence, as Geathers played 558 play-making snaps when healthy last season. Darius Butler and first-rounder Malik Hooker are penciled in as the Colts' starting safeties.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers (neck) is uncertain for Week 1.

It was revealed last week that Geathers underwent neck surgery, but the nature of it wasn't clear. We now know Geathers was dealing with a bulging disc in his neck that required a "last resort" surgery. "I believe in a higher power, and I just pray about it," Geathers said. "Everything will work out." Neck issues are never a certainty to heal, so this is definitely a big concern for the Colts. Geathers was one of the few bright spots on Indy's defense last year as a big-hitting maven against the run. 2016 second-rounder T.J. Green and first-round rookie Malik Hooker opened OTAs as the Colts' starting safeties.
Tue, May 23, 2017 08:58:00 PM

Colts SS Clayton Geathers is recovering from offseason neck surgery.

Geathers was placed on I.R. in December following a concussion and neck issue. The latter required some sort of operation, though details are scarce. The Colts say Geathers remains without a timetable for recovery. A hybrid safety-linebacker who plays in the box, we have no reason to believe Geathers won't be ready for training camp. He could play even more linebacker in 2017.
Tue, May 16, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Kevin Bowen of suggested Indianapolis could move S Clayton Geathers to linebacker.

DC Ted Monachino seemed intrigued by the idea when asked about it during the season. "That’s an excellent question," Monachino said. "We have to find ways to continue to keep him going and being productive because he has the ability to make a bunch of plays." Geathers is a 220-pound missile who has been a solid run defender from the safety position, but durability could be a concern at linebacker after he was limited to nine games by a neck injury. For what it is worth, the Colts have needs at both linebacker and safety.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Colts placed FS Clayton Geathers (neck) on injured reserve, ending his season.

One of the Colts' few promising prospects, Geathers was wracked by a multitude of injuries in his first season as a full-time safety and most recently suffered a concussion followed by a neck injury. Geathers is signed through 2018.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:23:00 PM

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