Monday, December 14, 2009
Colts, Jags imagine they practiced
By Paul Kuharsky
When Thursday games arrive, the NFL asks the teams to participate in a bizarre injury report ritual. They are obligated to file a report on Monday even though they don’t practice the day after the game.
So the team estimates what players would have done had the team practiced.
In advance of Thursday’s Colts-Jaguars game, Indy said 29 players -- 55 percent of its roster -- would not have practiced and only two of them were categorized as “rested,” Antoine Bethea and Dwight Freeney.
Among the notables: Peyton Manning (glute) Gary Brackett (foot), Raheem Brock (back), Melvin Bullitt (shoulder), Kyle DeVan (shin), Ryan Diem (hamstring), Pierre Garcon (knee), Kelvin Hayden (knee), Tim Jennings (ankle), Charlie Johnson (foot), Jacob Lacey (biceps), Robert Mathis (quad), Dan Muir (hamstring), Jerraud Powers (hamstring), Clint Session (hand) and Tony Ugoh (hip).
The Jaguars said Clint Ingram (shoulder), Greg Jones (ankle) and Mike Sims-Walker (calf) wouldn’t have practiced.
Derek Cox (ankle), Kyle Forney (back), John Henderson (shoulder), Maurice Jones-Drew (knee), Rashean Mathis (groin), Zach Miller (shoulder), Daryl Smith (though) and Julius Williams (knee) would have been limited.