Guard, Linebacker to Miss Playoff Opener
SAN DIEGO, Cal. – As expected, the Colts will be without two starters Saturday night.
One is their starting middle linebacker and defensive captain, and the other is a starting offensive lineman.
Gary Brackett, the Colts' starting middle linebacker, was declared inactive shortly before kickoff of the Colts' AFC Wild Card Playoff game against San Diego. Mike Pollak, the starting right guard in the last 13 games of the season, also was declared inactive.
Brackett missed the last four games of the regular season with a fibula injury while Pollak sustained an ankle injury in the Colts' regular-season finale.
The Colts' other game-day inactives:
Running back Lance Ball, safety Jamie Silva, offensive guard Jamey Richard, wide receiver Pierre Garcon, defensive tackle Daniel Muir and defensive end Curtis Johnson.
With Brackett out, veteran linebacker Freddy Keiaho will move from weakside linebacker – where he started 14 games this season to the middle. Veteran Tyuan Hagler will move into the starting lineup to replace Keiaho on the weak side.
With Pollak and Richard out, veteran guard Dan Federkeil will start at right guard.
Also, the Colts have waived veteran running back Najeh Davenand signed offensive tackle Michael Toudouze from the practice squad.