John Oehser of NFL Fanhouse is reporting that Colts center Jeff Saturday participated fully in Wednesday’s practice. This is outstanding news for the Colts, as they prepare for a Week One match-up with their division rivals, the Houston Texans. Saturday indicated that he should be ready to for Sunday’s game, “Physically, if my knee can hold up, I’ll be fine as far as playing. I feel like I’ve been in the game long enough to understand what’s going to be required. My conditioning has been good. I haven’t let off in that. I’ve done things to keep healthy and strong, so from that standpoint, I think I’ll be fine.”
In the same report, Oehser indicated that starting left tackle Charlie Johnson was limited in his participation. Johnson said, “We’ll just see how this week goes. I’m not going to say anything. I’m going to get a little practice time today and see how it feels. We’re going to try to take it day by day and see what happens… but if it comes down to it, I’m not going to put the team in jeopardy.”
With the recent news that 2007 second-round draft pick Tony Ugoh has been issued a “waive-injured” status, the healthy return of the two veteran starters will go a long well to helping the Colts start off the season with a win.