SANDERS OUT

Bob Sanders, the Colts' two-time Pro Bowl safety and the 2007 Associated Press National Football League Defensive Player of the Year, was among eight players declared inactive by the Colts shortly before kickoff of their game against the Houston Texans Sunday.

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Colts Two-Time Pro Bowl Safety to Miss Texans Game
INDIANAPOLIS – The injury issues in the Colts' secondary continue.

Bob Sanders, the Colts' two-time Pro Bowl safety and the 2007 Associated Press National Football League Defensive Player of the Year, was among eight players declared inactive by the Colts shortly before kickoff of their game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis Sunday.

Starting cornerback Kelvin Hayden, out since Week 5 with a knee injury, also was declared inactive Sunday, and starting corner Marlin Jackson is out for the season on injured reserve.

The Colts' Sunday inactives were:

Sanders (knee), Hayden, linebacker Buster Davis, center Steve Justice, wide receiver Roy Hall (knee), Tom Santi (shoulder), defensive tackle Daniel Muir and defensive end Curtis Johnson.

With Sanders out, Melvin Bullitt – who started five games for Sanders earlier this season – will start at safety alongside 2007 Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea. At cornerback, Tim Jennings and Keiwan Ratliff – who had started the previous two games – again will start.

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