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Sunday, August 24, 2008
Lorenzen, Freeney, Sanders start for Colts


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

INDIANAPOLIS - No Peyton Manning is no surprise, but no Jim Sorgi?

Jared Lorenzen was the surprise starting quarterback for the Colts tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight. The team eventually announced that Sorgi is not playing, a coach's decision based on a "gimpy knee."

Meanwhile Dwight Freeney and Bob Sanders were in the starting lineup, getting the loudest cheers when the defense was introduced and appeared very active early. The two defensive stars missed all of camp and the Colts' first three preseason games as they rehabilitated inujuries from last season -- Freeney a foot and Sanders a shoulder.

Freeney rotated out a few times, but tried his patented spin move at least twice. Sanders was flying around as usual, and got in on a few early tackles. Sanders was done after the first quarter, in which press box stat keepers gave him five tackles. Freeney chased down quarterback J.P. Losman after a 10-yard gain early in the second quarter and tracked down running back Fred Jackson a bit later.

Hope to talk to them both after the game and tell you how they felt.