Colts believe T.Y. Hilton will play against the Jets

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton practiced for the first time Saturday and is questionable for Monday’s game against the New York Jets, coach Chuck Pagano said.

While Hilton is officially being listed as questionable on the injury report, Pagano feels very optimistic that the Pro Bowl receiver will play against the Jets.

“He looked good, moved around well,” Pagano said. "He's going to get better and better."

Hilton suffered a bruised left knee in the Colts’ Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Colts owner Jim Irsay originally thought the injury could cause Hilton to miss some games.

“Feels good and it depends on how my knee reacts [Sunday],” Hilton said. “I did some good work [Saturday] and the training staff did a great job on me this week pushing me and making sure I’m on point.”

Hilton, who had seven receptions for 88 yards against Buffalo, has an extra day to let his knee heal since the game is on Monday.

“I still have a couple more days,” he said. “I should be fine. Great thing is it’s on Monday night, so I get most of that day.”