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Here’s Monday’s Colts’ Reading the Coverage……
Indianapolis Star Bob Kravitz wonders if there’s a double standard for Jim Irsay after receiver LaVon Brazill was suspended for at least a year for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy last week. Brazill obviously has a problem because this is the second time he’s been suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy. Irsay’s problems have been well documented and there appears to be more sympathy for him than Brazill. I touched on this same issue in early April. Now we’ll see if the Colts will show compassion for Brazill the same way they’ve done with their owner or if they’ll go ahead and cut ties with him.
Lindsay Jones of USA Today writes that the Colts are one of the teams looking for a replacement linebacker. The replacement she’s referring to is somebody stepping into Robert Mathis’ spot while he serves his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Bjoern Werner has the inside track at starting in Mathis’ absence.
Mike Chappell of the Indy Star continues his series on former Colts. He’s got a story on former cornerback Ray Buchanan. Buchanan was with the Colts from 1993-96. He had eight interceptions with them during the 1994 season.