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Colts WR Hilton expected to play


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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, officially listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the New York Jets with a knee injury, is expected to play.

A league source told Pro Football Talk that Hilton should be on the field. Hilton had not practiced leading up to the game until Saturday.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano had said he was optimistic Hilton would be able to play.

Hilton injured the knee in a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. Colts owner Jim Irsay said after the loss that Hilton was diagnosed with a “really bad bruised” knee and the team would err on the side of caution for a few weeks.

Hilton had seven receptions for 88 yards against the Bills before the injury. He signed a five-year, $65 million contract extension with the Colts before the start of the season. He led the team in 2014 with 82 receptions for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns.

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