Colts @ Patriots – Game Day Open Thread

COLT INACTIVES

QB Peyton Manning (Neck) – News has been positive, but still, obviously not ready.

FB Ryan Mahaffey (Concussion) – Has not passed concussion tests as of yet.

TE Dallas Clark (Leg) – Clark is still rehabbing

TE Brody Eldridge (Hand) – Eldridge continues to rehab

DT Drake Nevis (Back) - Nevis either wasn’t ready to go in week 10, or re-injured himself.  Either way, his back troubles continue.

CB Kevin Thomas (Coach’s Decision) - Thomas was replaced by Lacey following 4 broken and missed tackles against Carolina

DE Jerry Hughes (Coach’s Decision) – Hughes finally got some work in a backup rotation, but was victimized on running downs against Carolina.

NEWS

*  Colts will be starting CB Jacob Lacey at LCB in place of Kevin Thomas who was benched last week in favor of Lacey.  Expect Terrence Johnson to play Nickle Back.

*  OG Mike Pollak will start at LG in place of Mike Tepper (who was waived) and Joe Reitz (who is active).  Pollak replaced Tepper last week following a blown play by Tepper.

*  QB Dan Orlovsky will get the start as reported.  Curtis Painter will be the backup for this game, although if the game gets out of hand, Painter may still see the field.

*  Newly signed FB Jerome Felton will take the starting reps in the I-formation in place of concussed FB Ryan Mahaffey.

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