They've played well recently, but Indy's o-line will probably not be playing Mike McGlynn on Sunday. Though they're likely just taking precautions (and hoping that McGlynn will be ready for the playoffs), it means Indy will be starting their 8th offensive line combination this year. The story, by Mike Wells, is on ESPN.
“In the National Football League, nothing surprises you,” Pagano said. “Every day you show up is an adventure.” In typical Pagano fashion, the coach didn’t reveal who he plans to start in McGlynn’s spot. The Colts have options on who to start on the offensive line for the first time in weeks.
While that excerpt makes the entire situation sound like gumdrops and candy for the Colts coaching staff, it actually does reflect their optimism going into week 17. Now with Joe Reitz back from injury and Xavier Nixon holding his own on the front, the Colts can look to replace McGlynn with a few different guys.
The more-pressing injury is certainly with Cory Redding, who is also listed as doubtful this week. Redding sat out the end of last week's game after suffering a shoulder injury. This certainly seems to be in preparation for the postseason, because Redding was improving as the week progressed; the 11th year defensive tackle has been having one of the best years of his career, and the Colts need him to be healthy down the stretch.