Friday’s Injury Update: Nine Players Don’t Practice [UPDATE]

From Tom James:

Friday practice participation: OUT — QB Peyton Manning (neck), LB Ernie Sims (knee). DNP — LB Gary Brackett (shoulder), S Melvin Bullitt (shoulder), TE Dallas Clark (foot), TE Brody Eldridge (knee), OG Ryan Diem (ankle), DE Fili Moala (ankle).

According to Phil B Wilson from the Indy Star, the team is not expecting either Moala or Diem to suit up for Sunday, and is still unsure on Bullitt. If Moala is out, then that creates a very short list of defensive tackles available.

Coach Caldwell said today that if that happens, defensive ends Tyler Brayton and Jamaal Anderson will see time at tackle. If Bullitt sits, look for the Colts to rotate David Caldwell and Joe Lefeged.

UPDATE: Again from James:

Friday practice participation (continued):  Limited — DE Dwight Freeney (abdominal). Full — QB Kerry Collins (right shoulder), DT Eric Foster (hamstring), DE Robert Mathis (chest), TE Jacob Tamme (concussion), WR Blair White (back).

Kyle J. Rodriguez

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