Indianapolis' starting center was in and out of the lineup in the second of half of last week's playoff-clinching win against the Tennessee Titans because of a neck injury. He told reporters that the issue has made it difficult for him to snap the ball. But he was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, and when asked if he would be available to make his postseason debut this weekend, Kelly didn't hesitate.
"Yeah, I'm ready to go," the third-year veteran said.
Safety Clayton Geathers (knee) also returned to practice Wednesday, while wide receivers T.Y Hilton (ankle) and Ryan Grant (toe) were out.
Here are other injuries we're monitoring around the league:
- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who exited Week 17's game in the fourth quarter because of bruised ribs, told reporters he's still feeling some soreness but that he'll be good to go for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles held a walkthrough Wednesday and Foles was listed as limited.
Linebacker D.J. Alexander (hamstring), defensive end Michael Bennett (foot) and cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring) did not participate. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (knee), center Jason Kelce (knee), offensive tackle Jason Peters (quadricep), guard Isaac Seumalo (chest) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (ankle) were limited.
Linebacker Aaron Lynch (elbow) was also out. Guard Kyle Long (ankle) and wide receivers Taylor Gabriel (ribs), Anthony Miller (shoulder) and Allen Robinson (ribs) were full participants.
- Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and defensive end J.J. Watt (elbow/knee) were limited Wednesday. Wide receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring), defensive tackle Brandon Dunn (ankle) cornerback Johnathan Joseph (neck), linebacker Benardrick McKinney (heel) were full participants. Houston placed safety Mike Tyson (knee/ankle) on injured reserve.