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Indianapolis Colts place All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard on PUP list

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Feb 5, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard (53) reacts during AFC practice at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts placed star linebacker Darius Leonard on the active/physically unable to perform list Sunday as a result of his back surgery last month.

Leonard, who will turn 27 on Wednesday, is coming off his third All-Pro and Pro Bowl seasons in 2021. He recorded 122 tackles, four interceptions and eight forced fumbles in 16 starts. He has earned All-Pro or Pro Bowl honors in each of his four seasons with the Colts.

Leonard has 538 tackles, 17 forced fumbles, 15 sacks and 11 interceptions in 58 career starts since being selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by Indianapolis.

Leonard signed a five-year extension worth $99.25 million last August.

The Colts also put defensive end Tyquan Lewis (knee), safety Rodney McLeod (undisclosed) and wide receiver Michael Strachan (undisclosed) on the PUP list. Rookie defensive tackle Eric Johnson (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list.

–Field Level Media