Sunday, September 9, 2012
Podlesh to punt vs. Colts; Paea to start
By Michael C. Wright
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears announced inactives for Sunday’s season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
No surprise players made the list, but the club did designate receiver Dane Sanzenbacher among the inactives along with punter Ryan Quigley, safety Jeremy Jones, guard Edwin Williams, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu. The team's decision to make Quigley a scratch means that Adam Podlesh has recovered sufficiently enough from a hip flexor injury to punt against the Colts.
The club also announced that second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea will start over veteran Matt Toeaina.
Indianapolis Colts inactives include: former Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, receiver Austin Collie, running back Delone Carter, linebacker Pat Angerer, offensive tackle Mike Person, and guard Joe Reitz.
Collie’s inactivity could be a blow to the Colts’ offense. He’s still recovering from his third diagnosed concussion since 2010.