Jennings Starts in Place of Hayden at Cornerback for the Colts
INDIANAPOLIS – As expected, third-year cornerback Tim Jennings moved into the starting lineup for the Colts Sunday.
Jennings, a second-round selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, started at cornerback in place of fourth-year veteran Kelvin Hayden, who sustained a knee injury against the Houston Texans last week.
Jennings had started four games for the Colts last season, with all four starts coming at the team's nickelback position. Sunday was Jennings' first start at one of the team's top two cornerback positions.
On the Colts' first series, Jennings tipped a pass that was intercepted by Colts safety Melvin Bullitt.
Hayden, had started the past 20 regular-season games for the Colts, was one of seven players made inactive by the team shortly before kickoff. The others were:
Safety Bob Sanders (knee), cornerback Nick Graham, linebacker Buster Davis, offensive lineman Dan Federkeil, defensive tackle Dan Muir and defensive tackle Marcus Howard.