If the Colts decide to designate Funchess to return, the earliest that will be is for a Week 10 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. By rule, a player must miss at least eight weeks when placed on IR.
Funchess injured his shoulder trying to catch a fade in the corner of the end zone late in regulation during the Colts’ 30-24 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Funchess was a key offseason free-agent acquisition by the Colts, signing a one-year, $10 million contract to be the No. 2 receiver opposite top receiver T.Y. Hilton.