Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison Could Miss Thursday's game, Dungy Says
INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts could get a pair of former Pro Bowl selections back in the lineup on Thursday.
And they may be without another.
Safety Bob Sanders and running back Joseph Addai, each of whom made the Pro Bowl last season, could return to play against Jacksonville Thursday night, Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said. But Dungy said eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Marvin Harrison could miss the game with a hamstring injury.
"We probably won't know until game time," Dungy said of Sanders and Addai on Wednesday as the Colts (10-4) prepared to play the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9) at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday at 8:15 p.m.
"They've gone through what practicing we've done. They both want to play. They're excited about going. My sense is they'll go, but we'll see what happens in the next 36 hours."
Harrison underwent an MRI on Wednesday morning, Dungy said.
"I'd say he's questionable at this point," Dungy said.
Dungy also spoke of the four Colts players who were named the Pro Bowl on Tuesday: defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney, wide receiver Reggie Wayne and quarterback Peyton Manning.
Freeney and Manning were named to the game as starters, with Freeney making a fourth appearance and Manning making his ninth. Wayne and Mathis were named as reserves, with Wayne making his third appearance and Mathis making his first.
"I think our team was the happiest for Robert Mathis," Dungy said. "He has been very, very productive for a long time, and he finally had that breakthrough of getting recognized. I'm really happy for him because he has done a great job for us."
Dungy said tight end Dallas Clark, center Jeff Saturday, safety Bob Sanders and punter Hunter Smith were named alternates.
Also on Wednesday, the Colts released their third injury reof the week, with Addai (shoulder), safety Antoine Bethea (ankle), Clark (hip), Freeney (foot), linebacker Tyjuan Hagler (knee), Harrison (hamstring), offensive lineman Charlie Johnson (shin), linebacker Freddy Keiaho (shoulder), Sanders, center Jeff Saturday (calf), running back Chad Simpson (ankle) and offensive tackle Tony Ugoh (knee) listed as questionable.
Addai, Sanders, Bethea, Clark, Hagler, Johnson, Keiaho, Saturday and Ugoh participated in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, while Harrison missed both days. Freeney returned to practice Wednesday and Simpson didn't participate either day.
Middle linebacker Gary Brackett did not practice either day and has been ruled out.