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Indianapolis Colts place Hawaii’s DeForest Buckner on COVID-19 reserve list

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                                Indianapolis Colts’ DeForest Buckner (99) celebrates a fumble recovery during overtime of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 22 in Indianapolis. Buckner, a 2012 Punahou graduate, has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans

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    Indianapolis Colts’ DeForest Buckner (99) celebrates a fumble recovery during overtime of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 22 in Indianapolis. Buckner, a 2012 Punahou graduate, has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans

The Indianapolis Colts have placed Pro Bowl defensive tackle and Punahou School graduate DeForest Buckner on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Buckner will not be able to play Sunday, leaving Indianapolis without its best run stopper for a showdown with the Tennessee Titans. The teams are tied atop the AFC South.

Buckner’s 24 solo tackles are tied for the second-most among NFL defensive tackles this season.

Indianapolis also could be without Buckner’s likely replacement, Denico Autry. He went on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week and Reich was uncertain about Autry returning this weekend.

If Autry doesn’t play, Tyquan Lewis would probably fill Buckner’s spot.

Buckner, who is from Waianae, was a football standout at Punahou, where he graduated in 2012.

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