Clayton Geathers, Ryan Kelly Active For Today’s Texans Playoff Matchup

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HOUSTON — The Indianapolis Colts will officially have their starters back at center and at strong safety just in time for the playoffs.

The team has released its inactives list prior to today’s Wild Card round matchup on the road against the Houston Texans, a list that does not include strong safety Clayton Geathers or center Ryan Kelly, which means both are active and likely good to go for Indy.

Also active for the Colts who were labeled as questionable heading into the game: wide receivers Dontrelle Inman and Zach Pascal and defensive end Jabaal Sheard.

Those who are inactive today:

• C Josh Andrews

• T/G Le'Raven Clark

• WR Ryan Grant

• DT/DE Tyquan Lewis

• LB Ahmad Thomas

• S J.J. Wilcox

• RB Jonathan Williams

» Geathers has missed the last two games with a knee injury, but was able to practice on Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 13. The fourth-year veteran has played in 12 games, all starts, this season, and is third on the team with 86 total tackles. Geathers also has one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.

» Kelly suffered a neck injury Week 16 against the New York Giants, which kept him out of last week’s playoff-clinching victory over the Tennessee Titans. He was estimated as a limited participant for Tuesday’s walkthrough, and then returned to practice in a full capacity on Wednesday and Thursday. With a starting lineup of Anthony Castonzo (left tackle), Quenton Nelson (left guard), Kelly (center), Mark Glowinski (right guard) and Braden Smith (right tackle) this season, the Colts see a 71 percent increase in rushing yards per game and have allowed zero sacks.

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