Brazill returns to team after suspension

October, 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts receiver LaVon Brazill returned to the team Monday after serving his mandatory four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Brazill is able to practice but there’s no guarantee he’ll be on the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Colts have a one-week roster exemption they can use before activating him. Coach Chuck Pagano said they haven’t decided yet if will activate Brazill.

“He’s been here the whole time (during the suspension),” Pagano said. “Only thing he couldn’t do is practice. But he could meet, lift in the weight room and do all those kind of things. Couldn’t do anything with the team. So he stayed in it mentally so now we get the luxury of bringing him back out and letting him practice now.”

It wouldn’t be surprising if the Colts activate Brazill for Sunday’s game after he practices all week because of they have a shortage of receivers. The Colts released receiver Griff Whalen on Monday to make room for fullback Robert Hughes. That leaves Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey, TY Hilton and David Reed as the only receivers on the active roster.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter



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