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Thursday, January 1, 2009
Colts' Federkeil, Hagler in line to start in San Diego

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Two Indianapolis offensive linemen are unlikely to start Saturday night in San Diego.

Coach Tony Dungy told reporters Thursday that if Mike Pollak (ankle) wasn't in really great shape at practice later in the day, Dan Federkeil would likely start at right guard. Federkeil started the first three games of the season before Pollak got healthy and took over the spot.

Then, neither Pollak nor Jamey Richard (ankle) who was hurt in the celebration after recovering a fumble for a touchdown in the regular season finale, practiced Thursday.

Meanwhile Dungy said he expects to go with Freddy Keiaho as the middle linebacker, flanked by Tyjuan Hagler and Clint Session.

Buster Davis had been playing in the middle with Gary Brackett out the last four games of the season with a fibula injury. But now, Keiaho will slide from the weakside to the middle and Hagler, who missed some late season action with a knee injury, will take over outside.

Brackett is out for the Chargers game and Dungy said Davis would be the first linebacker off the bench if there is an injury.