Three Colts Named to AP NFL All-Pro Team
INDIANAPOLIS –Several Colts continue to be honored for their play this season. On Thursday, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, tight end Dallas Clark and defensive end Dwight Freeney were named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.
Manning, who last month was voted to his 10th career Pro Bowl and last week was named the Associated Press' NFL Most Valuable Player for an NFL-record fourth time, was named to his fifth career All-Pro team.
In 2009, Manning completed a club-record 393 passes on 571 attempts for 4,500 yards and 33 touchdowns with 16 interceptions while helping lead the Colts to a 14-2 record and the No. 1 AFC seed in the playoffs.
Clark, already earning NFL Alumni Tight End-of-the-Year and Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his seven-year career, was named to the All-Pro Team for the first time as well. Clark had a career season, reeling in 100 catches for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns, becoming the second tight end in NFL history to amass 100 receptions in a season.
Freeney, the Colts' all-time sacks leader with 84, was named to his third career All-Pro Team. To begin the 2009 season, Freeney tied teammate Robert Mathis' NFL record with a sack in the first eight games of a season. The eighth-year veteran finished 2009 with 13.5 sacks, the second-highest total of his career.
All three players previously were named to the Pro Bowl, along with Mathis, center Jeff Saturday and wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
The Colts announced Thursday's injury report with the following players listed as full participation in practice: DEs-Ervin Baldwin (groin), Raheem Brock (hip), Keyunta Dawson (knee), Dwight Freeney (foot) and Robert Mathis (shoulder), LBs-Gary Brackett (quad) and Clint Session (knee), DBs-Melvin Bullitt (shoulder), Aaron Francisco (quad), Tim Jennings (knee) and Jerraud Powers (hamstring), OTs-Ryan Diem (elbow), Charlie Johnson (foot) and Tony Ugoh (knee), WRs-Pierre Garcon (hand) and Reggie Wayne (knee), DTs-Antonio Johnson (shoulder) and Dan Muir (shoulder), QB-Curtis Painter (ankle), OG-Jamey Richard (shoulder), TE-Gijon Robinson (knee) and K-Adam Vinatieri (right hip).